Thursday, April 12, 2012

We're like peanut butter and jelly...most of the time...

Hey! Guess what!?
Marriage is HARD!!!!!
{I mean, you knew that already, but I thought I would just write it out anyway...}

Sometimes I get things like this on our shopping list:
Seriously, how freaking cute is THAT?
Brian-Peanut Butter
I know!
These types of things make me feel all warm in fuzzy inside.

But then there are some days when I feel like this:
Or something there abouts....
{Please refer to my friend Hannah's blog post about the root of such matters...!! }

The shopping list moments remind me that we really are like peanut butter and jelly--
we go great together!
 Our wedding vows even talked about this:
"Like Santa and Mrs. Claus--we go great together."
{Yes, this is a real excerpt from our vows... :)}

 I know that when we *fight* {ugh! what an ugly word!} we benefit from it--in the long run.
We eventually communicate about what really matters and some of those
 "core issues" are revealed and cared for.
 Thank God.
Ultimately I know that I love my husband with EVERYTHING that I have
and ALL that I am.
  I would be utterly lost without him.
And even when we don't see eye to eye;
 and as we build bridges between personality traits that separate us,
we truly go great together...
even better than peanut butter and jelly.


  1. Aw that IS sweet. And yes, it is tough, but so worth it, isn't it?

  2. Hi! I just found your blog from Nicole's girl party. (I know! That was so long ago!) I'm so glad I did! I too am a teacher- 10th and 11th grade English- and I definitely know what you mean about the grays hairs. I'm convinced they're sending me down to an early grave. But I love them anyway! And thanks for your honesty in your last post. Yes, marriage IS hard. Sometimes the blogging world idealizes everything so much, so it's nice to know that there are others who struggle too!

    new follower :)