Lots going on over here in Northern Illinois...
So happy for all the great news out in blogland! The recent adoptions and pregnancy announcements are so exciting. I inadvertently removed my Infertility Support blogroll (yikes). I was moving all the ladies that now have babies to the other blogroll and accidentally removed the whole thing! Oh well...it will take some time to build it up again.
Guitar Man and I are facing a difficult time in our marriage. It's happened before and it will happen again. But, the fact is that it's not easy. I'm over the fear part- that was last week. It's one of those things that will make us stronger, but very easily could lead to bitterness. It's about rooting out sin, becoming vulnerable and opening ourselves to God's grace. Unfortunately, I can't be specific- it's intensely private and if anyone IRL that I didn't trust found out, it would make the situation even more difficult.
I married Guitar Man because he's never let me down- EVER. We've always grown and changed together so we've never grown apart. But, for the past two weeks, we haven't been on the same page- there's been a distance. I hate it. I hate admitting it. But, it's true. We have to start with the truth so we can move forward.
I'm on day 6 of saying the Thirty Day Prayer to St. Joseph for him and for our marriage. For the month of July, I am focusing on serving him in ways that matter to him: having a dinner plan, organizing the basement storage room, being off the internet when he's around, playing classical music on Pandora, sitting with him in the evening and gently touching his back or feet.
Would you please say a quick prayer for us? We will be okay, but I trust your prayers will lighten the load and clear the way. This little community packs a powerful punch in the prayer department.
Love you all and hope today brings you peace and joy.