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I feel like a lot of things this week have been telling me “No.”

It’s a lot of things that have to do with my physical health mainly, but a few other things as well. Circumstantial things that just happen in the week like having to make two special trips to the grocery store for strawberries, on two different days, and both stores just happen to be completely out of strawberries! (How does that even happen? haha) I get that there are worse things than the store not having an ingredient you need, but having something as little and yet so annoying as this happen at the end of the week just kinda makes a girl feel defeated.

The Joy I found in my marriage this week, is that even though so many aspects of life this week said, “Nope! Not today, Amy!” my husband lifted me up by saying things like, “We’ll figure it out” “I’ll go with you” “I’ll do that for you” “We can do it” and “Let’s not worry about the strawberries” haha. He expressed empathy, helpfulness, kindness, and service. He reminds me of our blessings, that even though our trials right now are about our physical health, we are grateful to have comfortable financial means to help take care of those issues. He may not have the power to grant me a whole bunch of yes’s to cancel out all those no’s, but he made things sound possible, and hopeful.

He expressed empathy, helpfulness, kindness, and service. He reminds me of our blessings, that even though our trials right now are about our physical health, we are grateful to have comfortable financial means to help take care of those issues. He may not have the power to grant me a whole bunch of yes’s to cancel out all those no’s, but he made things sound possible, and hopeful. So I guess if I had to sum up in word what kind of joy I found in my marriage this week, it would be “strength.”

As long as we have that kind of support for one another, facing things together, we can feel strength through these trials. As cheesy as this might sound, through hard times, we can give our marriage the hopeful shining sun rays like the one in the picture :)


 Missed Week 3’s joy? Read here!

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Let’s help each other find a more joyful marriage :)

Keepin' marriage fresh,
Amy

2 Comments

  • Here’s a Joyful Marriage comment. On Friday I was playing tennis, and as I ran for a ball, I felt the muscles in the back of my left leg kind of pull away, almost like a pop. I tried to keep playing, but my leg was really wobbly with shooting pain when I tried to put any weight on it. I made it inside my car and started driving home. I stopped at the grocery store to do a little shopping, and realized I couldn’t get myself out of the car. I called my husband, Kimball, on the phone, and asked him to get my old cane and bring it out to me when I pulled up in the driveway. He was there waiting for me and handed me the cane, so I was able to use it to get out of the car and in the house. He asked me several times if I was feeling Ok and even brought me a nice refreshing glass of ice water. Not having to get up and around is helping me recover a lot faster!

    • I love this! Good job to that husband of yours ;) These moments are ones we hold onto that help us see the good in our marriage, huh? :) Thanks for sharing!

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