May “I Do”

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It’s been 9 years since I promised to love Edgardo Galindo forever!  I had NO IDEA what I was getting into!  No really, I didn’t have a clue.  But I have never been more thankful that I jumped into this life long commitment.  I am so thankful for all that God has done in our lives and in our marriage.  I love who Eddie is.  Even when he drives me crazy!  🙂  I love how patient and kind he is.  I love how he has taken crazy steps of faith to follow God’s call on his life while working and serving our home.  He’s not loud or overbearing (I take care of that for the both of us) yet his gentle and compassionate ways melt my heart on a daily basis!  Probably my favorite thing about marriage is the fact that we know each other better than anyone else.  We have all kinds of inside jokes that would make no sense to anyone else.  We have looks that no one else would understand.  Sometimes words are unnecessary.  We just get each other.  Sometimes words are unnecessary because we know we’re driving each other bonkers.  Yet even in the midst of all of that we are learning more and more about who God created the other to be.  Our marriage has been harder, crazier, funnier, more surprising, and more extraordinary than I ever expected.  And I couldn’t be more thankful for the man God set in my path!  Thanks Eddie for this adventure!  I’m super excited about the next 60 years with you!  And don’t forget…..16 years from today we go skydiving with the kids!  You promised!

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“May I” — take 2

MAY I FINISH THE LAUNDRY SOMETIME THIS WEEK!

 

I have a friend who declares that laundry can never actually be done because you’re always wearing something when you do laundry (well let’s hope).   I guess that’s true.  But I’ll aim high for today’s “MAY I.” Laundry is the task that I think most families despise!  Unless you’re my MIL.  She loves to do laundry.  But I’m not.  It’s not that I mind actually washing the clothes but putting them away is a pain.  That’s probably why I’ve recruited my 6 & 7 year old for this task.  The truth is it’s a team effort for us.  When you have four people constantly dirtying up clothes everyone needs to pitch in to complete the chore.  So as I work from home and stare at the heaping pile of clean laundry sitting on the sofa, I declare to myself – “I Will Finish the Laundry.”   I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!

A Month of “MAY I’s”

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MAY I ALWAYS LIVE LIFE ON PURPOSE!

Today is MAY 1st!!  As I lay in bed last night not being able to fall asleep I started to think about the next month of our lives.  The idea of a month of “MAY I’s” popped into mind.  Over the next 31 days I have decided to make declarations that I believe will encourage me and I hope others as well.   In some ways they may also be prayers.  For today, I declare my desire to always live life on purpose!

Do you?  Do you live with full intentions or just let life happen to you?  I know I’ve done both.  Or rather I DO both!  And in some areas I definitely live more on purpose than in other areas.  For instance parenting.  Am I perfect?  Absolutely not, but I have made it a priority to read, ask questions, and take classes.  I ask other parents whom I trust and respect what they would do in different situations.  I read through different books that I think could help me on this parenting journey.  I don’t have this whole parenting thing down, but I refuse to just let life happen when it comes to my kids.  Same with my marriage.  I love my husband too much to just expect things to always go well with little to no effort on my part.  I did that for years and the results were detrimental. I have to be a good wife…..ON PURPOSE.  In other areas of my life I’m not so purpose driven.  And in those areas, I struggle.   It’s hard work.  I have to put time and energy towards the things I do on purpose.  I don’t think that it’s about being perfect at something I think it’s about being purposeful.  So as I take inventory of my life, I see areas that are lacking in purposeful living.  May I do something about that……MAY I LIVE LIFE ON PURPOSE!

How about you?  Do you live life on purpose? When you don’t, what are the results?  When you do, what are the results?