Monday, April 12, 2010

Marriage Mondays- Blessed By Our Differences

I'm posting this each Monday. I feel it's a great way to reflect on the the joys, troubles, funny, very relatable things that make our marriage uniquely ours. Love for you to join in and stop by to Come Have a Peace for more encouragement!

Tim and I can debate anything till we have forgotten what the issue was. We are very different and it takes a real effort to make sure that we can see each others differences as strengths...and appreciate them as well. That is way easier said than done. For so long we tried to just get our own points across, to get our own voice heard, sadly- our own way. What did that get us? Nothing but hurt feelings and confusion.

Once our marriage took a shift in things, we could really see that God put us together like a puzzle. Not symmetrical or similar in every way (how much fun would that be?) but complimentary to one another to be able to draw strength and understanding from each other. What a blessing! We are different, but we serve our family with the best that each one of us has to offer. It would be like both of us liking to cook-ever heard that story of too many cooks in the kitchen? I think that's what God had in mind somehow. We are perfect....for each other. Not perfect individually, but together we are complete...insert Jerry MaGuire line here ;) lol.

We are on a super tight budget while working on our debt elimination with the Dave Ramsey program, so Tim's always on the look out for good deals. While browsing craigslist free stuff yesterday, he came across an ad for a free red grill. It was said to be in decent shape, but not working and located 45 minutes away from us. Now, I would have taken the approach of this "who knows if it's gross? it says it's not working? is it worth fixing? it's so far!". Tim on the other hand got us all in the truck and head out to get it. The lady left it in her driveway for us. We get there are it's in really good shape...only time would tell how much it would take to get it fixed,I thought.

We get home and I run to get him a lighter to see if it would at least light somehow. And it did :) Working grill that's 1 year old! Yay! The electronic igniter wouldn't work, but who cared at that point. After some Internet research, we found that the ingniter takes a AA battery...we wondered could it be THAT simple? And it was! A grill, sold brand new for over $500, new to us for a AA battery.


Sarah B. SMITH said...

ROCK ON.. go tim I love anything red like that.. awesome.. wicked cool! =)
Tell him that dave did not cry he rejoice! =)

Denise said...

That is so awesome!! What a wonderful blessing!!

Tina said...

I would have thought EXACTLY as you (doesn't work, 45 mins away...don't think so!). Kudos to you for zipping your lips and respecting his wishes. You're an inspiration to me!

LuvtheWord said...

Wow! What an awesome reward for celebrating your husband's differences and encouraging his "let's just check it out" attitude. :) So glad you linked it up to Marriage Mondays. MM are really helping me to be in tune with thinking of how I'm doing as a wife.
Blessings to you,