It’s nearly our 34th anniversary. We continue to grow in our marriage, through the good and the hard. I’m so thankful for Russ. • Registration for my online class, How to Keep Your Marriage Strong (for the Mom who has nothing left to give) begins Thursday. Registration closes tonight (Tuesday) at midnight. • Whether you join me or not, invest in your marriage. Turn toward each other, not away. Hold on. Pray. • #marriage #adoption #anniversary #onethankfulmom
Doesn’t this time of year take your breath away? So much is happening!
This week brings the last day of school, Beza’s high school graduation, a big Sunday dinner celebrating Beza with big kids in town, our 34th wedding anniversary, and Claire leaving on a 17-day 4-H trip to Washington DC.
It’s the good kind of busy.
It also requires a lot of food, which means a Costco trip is planned for Thursday.
Russ spent four hours researching and booking flights for Peru and Kenya last night. It’s a complicated combination.
He and some of our big kids are trekking Machu Piccu this summer. He also needs to go to Kenya for water projects, so rather than come home in between, he’ll go straight from Peru to Kenya.
It’s easier for me to have him gone longer than to have him come home and leave again. Anybody else feel the same?
When he’s gone on a long trip, I get in a groove with the kids. Then when he comes home, I’m so ready not to be completely in charge. If he turned around and left again, I just might fall apart. I think this will be better.
As my Instagram pic at the top of the post says, I’m teaching an online marriage class beginning this Thursday. I’m so excited. Friends, we need to hold on to our marriages, even in the hard – especially in the hard.
We’re also offering the class, How to Balance Nurture and Structure. Melissa is teaching and I will be participating because, honestly, I continue to work on this.
Registration closes tonight (Tuesday) at midnight. You can find more information about both classes HERE.
This is the kids’ last full day of school – I have lots of mixed feelings. I still hope for the old, kick-back feeling of summer, which is probably foolish because we haven’t had that in many years. But I can hope, right?
Actually, I need to make a plan, which I should have done a month ago. I’ve been thinking about it, but I need something in writing. A chart, a list, something that lends structure to the days, weeks, and months of summer. I’ll get to it soon.
All for today, my friends. I hope you’re doing well. Say hello if you have a minute.
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