It’s been a long week, and it’s only Wednesday

Lindsey was up at 5:20am. I was working by 8am. Directly after work we were at church by 5:30pm. We got home from church at 9:15pm. Lindsey is asleep now, and I have been working since we got home. I still have an hour or two left tonight.

Lindsey was exhausted, she was asleep literally within minutes of getting home. Tomorrow will be no better for us. It’s just been a long 3 days.

Sometimes weeks like this cause us to get on each other’s nerves, harp on the little things, or just be cranky. But that has not been the case this week. We’ve been good about cooperating, about dealing with everything as a team. We’ve been good about finding (a little) time to spend together.

There will be a lot more weeks like this, but honestly if we can handle things as we have done in the last three days, with grace and love, I just can’t see it being all that bad.

A picture is worth a thousand words

I am sure by now you are sick of hearing how much stuff we have to do, and how tired we are. I mean, I’m sick of hearing myself talk about it. But, the reality is that’s all I got tonight. So, I’m appealing to the cheap ploy of a cute pet pic.

This picture of Lola, is a 100% accurate summary of how Lindsey and I both feel: exhausted. Thanks for reading this blog everyday. We really appreciate you all. Good night.

Well, that happened

This was our night, the picture above.

Lindsey was really tired, again, and was going to have dinner with the ladies in our community group at a friend’s house nearby. I dropped her off with the intent of picking her up later, and everything went according to plan. Until I picked her up.

I took her car to go get her, and after I visited with the girls we went back outside and her car wouldn’t start. Awesome.

We called her insurance company, got a tow, dropped it off at the shop, and came home. I’ll deal with it in the morning, from the golf course.

Because that’s right, I’m getting up in 5.5 hours to go play in a charity tournament. So, yay sleep…

However, there is two great bright spots, our friends. Laura helped us with unsuccessful attempts to jumpstart the car. Our friend Abby was able to drive Lindsey home so she could get a good bit of sleep while I dealt with the car stuff. Our friend Corbin is going out of his way to give me a ride in the morning so Lindsey can have a car. This would have been so much tougher without them.

So here we are, posting this a few minutes late. Oops, it’s been a rough night. I still think this counts.

A busy day, and a valuable lesson

Our day was crazy busy, and in fact, it is still going on.

Lindsey is starting school tomorrow and her preparations have come down to the wire. She’s ready, but exhausted. I have a deadline for a massive work project that can be roughly characterized as, “sometime before dawn.”

Life is nuts, and these days the stress level is high. But, we are learning a valuable lesson. In a close marriage we each have the ability to either relieve stress or aggravate it. On days like this, nerves are exposed and those abilities are more powerful than ever.

Serving and loving each other well needs to always be our primary concern, and in times like this it is more important than ever. It’s also the times when it can be the hardest to actually do, in fact it is impossible. I can’t change my own desires and intentions, only God can. That is what we have to rely on.