Happy New Year! It’s such a blessing to see another new year. I wanted to share a quick story that lead to New Year marriage goals.
It’s interesting seeing all the Facebook posts and how really a lot of people are ready for the new year. I know I was just happy to survive another year. I didn’t think 2016 treated me bad. However a lot of things went down that I know touched me one way or another. My feelings quickly changed as we went out to this New year’s eve. The grandparents watched the kids and we went to a friend’s home to bring in the new year.
Around 1:30am, I am ready to head home. I got to the car to warm it up and waited in the car while Andy said bye to his friends. Then all of sudden, a close friend of ours hops in the car and Andy hops in the back seat and starts talking. Now, this guy is one of the funniest people I know. I honestly, think if my husband and him should have a podcast together because they are hilarious.
He decided to go into motivational speaker mode, which I thought was how he was trying to keep us to stay longer. But as the new year does, it brings out the love and emotions of people this time of year. As he talked, he commented on relationships and how we were one of the few couples he was fond of. We seem like complete opposites, but we make it work. That we should always inspire to be the people we were before the kids. The people we were before our jobs. The people we were before we thought about all the things we have today.
Now, we wanted our relationship to continue to be a blessing. He encouraged us to 10 day challenge. For 10 days, to say one thing a day (two if we wanted) that attracted us to each other. For a guy who jokes around quite a lot, what a blessing to hear those words of encouragement and challenge us. This year, we started with a challenge that focused on us. We will take away that this challenge will help us not focus on us and our relationship but our family and new year marriage goals.
I would love for us to on this challenge. It was given to us out of the blue, but I thought hey this is something I would love to challenge (even though it is last minute) you. It’s easy though to speak words though right 🙂
Now, if you want to take it even past 10 days, here are some great resources to help you. Disclaimer – these are referral links and we receive a small commission, but you are not obligated anyway to buy and you can stick with free challenge.
Whatever you do, just do it – whether it be this challenge, texts or something else you find. Seriously, marriage is work. Every marriage is different. What works in one marriage may or may not work for another. Lastly, don’t compare your marriage to anyone else’s. Lastly, I will leave you with this quote.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
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Wife of one and mother of two (twins). Raising a family in the midwest. Lover of Netflix, crime shows and summer. Founder of The Expecting Mamas Network.