Not many words need preface this poem. What a powerful story marriage can be.
I think one of the most romantic things a person can ever do is choose to stay. Stay through sickness and health. Stay when all is rich and well and stay when all is poor and sad. Stay through the heartache. Stay through the ruts, the busyness, the learning curves. Stay through the magic and the intervals of lightheartedness.
Stay for life.
I’ll take an old love over fireworks any day.
I’m so behind in sharing my month-by-month calendar for 2019. Tracking the small, good, lovely things has made such a difference in how I approach life at the end of the day. When you’re worn out, exhausted, or struggling. . .it’s so easy to look back on a day and say, “Oh, there goes another one. Same hard, tiring life.” But when you begin searching for the good things, soon you will be able to see without searching so hard! Your heart will slowly begin bending toward happiness and thanksgiving. It’s not perfect. It’s not giddy. But it is profound.
I’ll admit, writing day by day in 2020 has been hit or miss. I usually miss a handful of days and then have to backtrack and remember, but I still take the time to write life down! The best part is the calendar doesn’t have to read pretty to be absolutely beautiful. That’s what I love about this exercise! I’m tracking life. I’m going notice the little lovely things. I’m going to remember it, good or hard.
So, here’s May 2019.
01: Party Bird still partying 😀 baby goats climbing all over our laps ❤
02: iced coffee with goats milk. . .good 🙂
03: Pizza Date and best baby goat bottle feed yet. . .:)
04: beautiful day! goats, flowers, cleaning, Ben ❤
05: Chester (baby boy goat) just LOVES jumping in my arms 🙂 😀
06: good talk with Dad. . .and then a podcast happened 😀
07: love the passion + work + season God has given me
08: Chester is the most cuddly goat ever!
09: Oh Chester-Win 🙂 | E makes me laugh | new flowers from Ben<3
10: i love Ben. . .he makes work + life so much better
11: porch garden, rest, podcast, and the Psalms
12: a wonderful text from C
13: a day full of life and friends
14: a very sweet note from E
15: terrible sick day, but Ben brought the most beautiful wildflower bouquet to me. . .+ Chester 🙂
16: L’s party ❤
17: VACAY! Psalm 131
19: 1st snapdragon is blooming & so pretty!
20: a little bit of sunshine 🙂
22: Little (BIG) Mav born in field!
23: 4th Anniversary ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
24: exploring with Little Mav
25: C + M + C 🙂 ❤
26: the comfort of Ben being my family
27: God’s grace!
28: 1st day with J! such deep & good talks already
29: making C smile a LOT
30: evening with C + M 🙂
31: C LOVED the goat kids. . .and the grass 😀