Monday, October 21, 2013

Strengths and Weakness in Marriage {Blogging with a Purpose}


I'm linking up with Becky today for another blogging with a purpose. 

I don't think that there is any perfect marriage out there. I think that there are areas that other couples are better in than others, but not perfect. I think we have the chance to learn from others, but to remember not to compare your marriage to theirs. Which can be tough. 

In the last year, Conrad has had some really bad pain in his back. He's went through a time of just waiting it out and waiting for it to get better. It didn't. Went to the DR and things looked fine, they should just heal up soon. Months later, still no relief. Physical therapy, pain management doctors, neurosurgeon visit and one epidural later, he's still in pain. He has one more epidural scheduled at the end of this month and then if that doesn't help, it's back surgery. It's been a rough year for us. Different medicines and side effects have been tough on him, and also tough on me. It's hard seeing him go through the things. 

It's been a roller coaster of a year for us. 

Any who, in this last year, I feel like I've learned a lot about myself in my role as a wife and mother. Different strengths and weakness have been brought to my attention and I've actually been able to work on some of these things. 
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Strengths

I am the keeper of the home. I am the one that cleans, does laundry, grocery shops and schedules everything. I am the one that takes care of the kids, makes sure Aubrey is off to school, helps with homework, teaches and nurtures children. Conrad does these things too, but this is my main focus. He isn't the one that's home all day, I am, and we like it this way. I try to keep the house running as smoothly as possible. By keeping these things in order, it helps Conrad be able to relax and enjoy our time together. 

I am his biggest cheerleader. I support him 110% on whatever he does. 

We encourage each other to do our own things. Whether it's hang out with a friend, time alone for a hobby, or starting a new one. We both understand how important "me time" is. 

Weakness
I am selfish.

I'm more messy than he would like, it's like an organized mess. I know what's in which pile {most of the time}

I can be patient with our children, but not as patient with Conrad. I can get angry quickly and then I let that ruin the rest of the day. 

I want to "fix" things. Which you would think is a strength right? I forgot to just let him vent and complain to me.