Hello there. This week has been interesting to say the least. I have been gearing up for the celebration of my 29th Wedding Anniversary. My Daughters are taking my husband and I out to see Star Trek Beyond, then to Umamame's. On tomorrow, it's on to the beach. Yep, when you've been with someone as long as we have, the need for outlandish displays of affection aren't really necessary, not warranted. What is, is the understanding that your love isn't tied to the material or even overt acts of love. Sometimes, those things get in the way of understanding the true nature of love and commitment. Always unconditional, sometimes fraught with hiccups, speed bumps, a few open ditches along the way, but the two are made stronger through the journey to the other side of overstanding, understanding, et. al.
An example of what I speak:
I was filled with so much joy this morning, it irritated my husband. He said, "you're so excited over the smallest thing". I responded with, "you're making me feel like there is something wrong with that, something wrong with being so joyful". He responded that he just didn't understand it. I suggested I have been consistant in my method of demonstrating joy all my life, before and after knowing him. He appologized for dampening my spirit, I continued to make breakfast, and all is right in the world. My point; communication leads to understanding, may not lead to an agreement, but the least you will have is clear knowledge of where each stands, in opinion, idealogy, beliefs ... My husband clearly admitted to not truly understanding my nature to be joyful, even over the simplest things, but, after twenty nine years, it is appearent he has come to accept my idiosyncracies. May you be so blessed.
This Week's Theme: Practice Unconditional Love