My last blog post wasn’t very thoughtful. Hopefully people read all of it and didn’t stop with my whining and complaining. (oh wait, that WAS all of it! : D ) Nothing in life comes with guarantees, and I’m very lucky to have the wonderful husband I do. The fact that I get triggered is my issue, not his, and meditation is the best antidote for that particular problem. Our couple’s therapist says we are on opposite ends of the spectrum in reference to the Mars/Venus characterization. I’m as emotional as you can get, and he’s as analytical and logical as you can get. I’m a female Kirk to his Spock – ha! For a while our therapy sessions would start like this; ”So, what major life events have happened since our last session?” because we fast forwarded through so much. In the time most couples would have had decades to go through issues, we’ve had months or weeks to go through. My husband has honored the vows he made on the day we got married every single moment of every day. He’s had catastrophic health events happen, plus taking on a whole “needy” family. He wouldn’t characterize us that way though, he’s not that kind of man. He really is a prince, and he has given us stability. While I spin around like a broken accelerator dial on the dashboard of life, he keeps us all on cruise control.
On top of that, he’s helped me to stay more balanced too. He’s a great Dad for our kids, and he’s the most virile man I’ve ever met. In other words, the chemistry is still there and I can’t imagine it ever not being there.
I hope this blog entry is more thoughtful than my last post, which was written by Mrs. Hyde. ; < I try not to let her take over too often. We’re all human, for better or worse, and the best we can do is keep working on lengthening the pause between action and reaction. In my case that is going to take A LOT of hard work! Laying on the grass, even if it is brown from lack of rain, and picking Queen Anne’s lace on our family walk and roll after dinner (two bipeds, two wheelchairs, three quadrupeds/canines) can do a world of good in changing my perspective from that shrunken, self-absorbed me to a woman very grateful for all my blessings – with my husband at the top of the list. Peace and blessings to all. Namaste’.