So, I was thinking about the fabulous summer I had with my husband celebrating 10 years of marriage, and how the fall has been more of a fast-paced, rat race sort of feeling. I miss the summer spent on the beach, and the slower moments of life, where we got a chance to gaze in each other’s eyes and just soak up the sun. I remember thinking why can’t it be like this all the time, and the truth is I probably would not value the summer moments of marriage if it was like summer all the time.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us, for everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.
Marriage seasons teach us to embrace the seemingly slow seasons that often serve as seasons of marital growth.
Early in my marriage I got the idea in my head that in marriage you were supposed to experience the summer moments all the time, but some seasons in marriage are seasons of sowing. That means working hard, doing everyday things, and learning how to live and love through the common, ordinary, and sometimes windy moments as well.
While I was enjoying my summer baecation, I shared with one of my friends how much I was enjoying this moment with my husband. My friend said to me, you are reaping the seeds you have sown from other seasons you walked through. I sat back and thought, that’s so true!
Just because you may not be in your favorite marriage season doesn’t mean great things are not happening. You are learning how to love and live through the quiet, the ordinary, the plowing or working moments of marriage, which truly shows you how to be creative, intentional, and persevering. So, if you really think about it, a seemingly quiet season just may be a sowing or growing season is disguise. Growing and sowing happens quietly and without a lot of noise. So I encourage you to keep learning to weather through the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer together, and before you know those seeds you have sown will sprout up!
Seeds sown in love will reap a harvest, Keep Loving and Growing Stronger together.
Newlywed Nook Note
I am Praying for your marriage