Does anyone else here get tired of thinking about how to improve their marriage? This year, Mike and I will have been married for 10 years. A decade, you guys. That’s over 3000 trips around the sun together. From the outside looking in, Mike and I have a great relationship. We’re kind and considerate to each other, we parent as a team and we give each other time and space to pursue our own things. We like hiking together, playing cards and laughing at the silly things our kids do. From the inside looking in, we have a great relationship too. It’s taken some intention to get there, but I’m happy to say that he’s my home. Wherever he is, that’s where I want to be too.
We rarely fight and when we do, it’s never over the big things in life. It’s over silly things that could have been handled better with a little more communication. We tend to think that the other can read minds, which just can’t ever happen. We’ve never been one to let things stew for too long. My grandparents once told me that they were quick to say “I’m sorry” and liked to kiss and make up slowly. I think that’s pretty great advice, if you ask me.
Things around here have been full of tension as of late. Big projects and deadlines combined with lack of a babysitter made connecting hard. So we put the kids in the fun grocery cart, bought a package of cookies and wandered the aisles of the grocery store.
We talked about the big things and life and the little things in life. And he reminded me that pie is one of his love languages. So I bought one and told him he couldn’t eat it until I served to him. I popped a Triple Layer Coconut Pie from Edward’s Desserts in the freezer for a rainy day. And by rainy day, I mean a day when my marriage was stormy. I knew the day would come when I’d need to make a piece offering. 🙂
It came just in time for National Pi Day…. a miscommunication about evening schedules and who was going to do what. We’re a one car family these days and everything we both want to do requires an extra level of precision that it once didn’t.
In the end, everything worked out just fine. How do you make your piece offerings? Are you enjoying pie for Pi Day?