You see, I was driving home from what seemed like just a light catch-up therapy session last week and really began to weep. I rehashed in my mind what my dear counselor shared with me and what I shared with her and was struck with a profound gratitude for the way my life has turned out. I expected Tony would be working when I got home; he’s had a lot of freelance projects recently keeping him up late. Still, I knew all I wanted was to crawl into bed and lay my head on his chest and cry these tears of gratitude all over him. I walked into his office and asked if he could be done for the night and he graciously obliged, held me tight, and gave me that place to release all that was welling up in my eyes. I may not have started out with a charmed life, I know most people don’t, but my life now is a heavenly gift and my husband is my daily reminder of how good it all really is.
I hope, if and when you need to fall apart, that you have each other to fall apart into just the way we do. It is such a gift to find that safety in marriage. Are you turning to your spouse when you’re hurt and feeling vulnerable? Are you remembering to be that safe place for them to turn also? Wrap your arms around each other today, hold on tight, and love on purpose.
You are reading Day 19 in our 31 Days of Loving on Purpose series. If you’d like to read more about counseling, please check out How to Find a Great Therapist. We believe counseling is one of the best things you can do for your marriage, whether you are currently facing a crisis, or just want a place to grow from. If you’re curious about why I see a counselor you can read Baggage Handling and Living with My Partner’s Baggage.
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