In my efforts to prevent him from becoming "ATTACHED" to anything I purposely and tirelessly sewed blanket after blanket while he was still a cookin'. (I was still preggo)
"OVER MY DEAD BODY will he have a "favorite"...I thought..."I will give him so many choices...he won't know what to do with himself! He will never ever have a "COMPLETE MELTDOWN FIT" in the middle of the store because... WHOOPS...mommy forgot "blanky".
My face would never turn red...I wouldn't begin sweating...feel the panic set in as I pushed my cart full of frozen goods to the checkout JUST KNOWING what was about to take place. That was NEVER going to happen to me....
---or so I thought---
*** Moving on ***
...or moving Backwards (to yesterday) I should say...
Sunday was wonderful...
My family had an after-church baseball game in the yard. It was fun. I still possess skills from ponytail softball I quickly found out! Right on.
I also had the opportunity to share a bit about my "MARRIAGE" in Sacrament meeting. That was nice...although, I'd prefer to not profess my love for Jarom in front of a congretation of approx. 300 people. A high councilmen was asked to speak in Sacrament on Marriage...and (I guess) he felt inspired to ask me (the married for a whole 5 years...pro) to share what attracted me to Jarom...and how we sustain a Happy and Eternal Marriage.
I figured I would share my 5 essential factors of Marriage HERE..on the blog...Lucky you!
Because it was actually very helpful to stop and take a minute to analyze how we work the way we work (me and jarom that is:) I suggest you get together with your spouse and try it.
What are your 5 essential factors???
(I'm sure everyone's are different)
....Mine are below....
The comments in RED are the ones that were LEFT OUT OF SACRAMENT MEETING for obvious reasons...but are nontheless...a part of what makes us "the Bishops".
1- First is “Humor”. Humor plays a HUGE role in my marriage and was a key factor in dating and initially attracting us to one another. We love to laugh…and feel like humor helps us through what could otherwise be stressful situations. It also creates similar interests and hobbies that strengthen our friendship. It makes life enjoyable and the journey a little bit easier. (our serious obsession with Owen Wilson and "The Office" really work to our advantage)
3- The Third Factor is “Communication”. The first few years of marriage are known to be the hardest! Meshing 2 different families, lives and traditions is no small task. Constant open-communication is something that helps Jarom and I raise our concerns…share our opinions…and show our love. It helps create a lasting friendship and an attitude of compromise.
4-The Fourth is “Making each other a priority”. Marriage is drastically different than dating. It often brings with it responsibilities, stresses, jobs, schooling and countless other things that consume your time and attention. It is critical to look for activities that you can do together as a couple and family. Time management helps me and Jarom balance spending quality time together....with work and our other obligations.
5-The Fifth is “Selecting a companion that makes you want to be better”. I wanted to find an eternal companion who encouraged me to achieve my goals and reach my full potential. Who was a constant support and friend and someone I looked up to and admired. I wanted someone who had a strong testimony of the gospel and helped me continue to learn and strengthen mine.
Hope you have a wonderful week
Here's to fewer meltdowns in grocery stores over our kids "attachment items"....whatever they may be!!!