The last 10 days have surprised me. I knew that we had an adjustment coming, but I thought it was more in relation to our children. I thought I'd be playing the middle man and trying to help P get back into the routine. Little did I know that I would be the one that needed the most adjustment.
My husband and I approach our life as a team. We always say that it doesn't matter what comes our way, as long as we're together, we can handle it. We have this strange way of motivating each other and being on the same page. We talk things to DEATH. We are very up front an honest about what our thoughts and we have learned the best methods for effective communication.
With all of this being said, I figured that we would just jump right back into it when he came home. For the most part, we did. He was ready be my teammate again and continue down the same road. For some reason, it was as if we were just barely missing the beat. The best way to describe it would be if you were clapping to a beat and your partner was just miliseconds too late on every clap. Still the same but not quite.
Somewhere in the last few days, we were able to find our rhythm. We're working in unison, having fun, laughing, and enjoying the company of each other and our children. It's amazing the peace that it brings.
Experiencing this really got me thinking about how working as a team with your spouse really does bring an intimacy into your family. Without it, there is something missing. It's just not quite right. I love that at 6:30AM on Black Friday, I could make the spur of the moment decision to do our Christmas shopping and know that he can not only run everything here but also get everybody to the parade to meet me by 9:30. I don't have to explain anything, I don't have to leave instructions, he just knows...after 10 days. When I saw him walk up with all three kids, I could have cried. It was the moment when I knew that the pressure was off me and we were a team again. We work together for the common-good of our family and have a GREAT time doing it!
Cheers to being done!
Make sure to come back on Monday for the homecoming pictures/story and a GIVEAWAY! And then Tuesday, we're back to normal life. Thanks for sticking with me through this week! I hope ya'll had a great Thanksgiving!