Quote of the week is when I was walking along our road with the three year old a couple of days ago and he noticed it was “broken”.
J – “daddy will fix it”
Me – “He will, will he? it that what daddy does?”
J – “Yes, he fixes everything, daddy fixes aeroplanes, daddy fixes cars, daddy fixes roads, daddy fixes everything”.
Me – What do I do J?
J – “You watch butterflies”.
About right, in a lot of ways.
There’s something that is really right about that statement… I quite like that I watch butterflies and that his daddy fixes things.
It reminded me of a picture we were given by a friend before we got married. When I say picture, I don’t mean a picture you hang on a wall. I mean a picture God gives you to tell you or someone else something.
The picture was an aerial view of a grass field, Chris was on one half, mowing in lovely straight lines, making a lovely job, I was on the other half with my lawnmower twirling round making circles/wavy lines etc. But together it made a lovely picture, particularly when looked at from above. It was from God, to say, that neither one of us is wrong in how we are, we compliment each other and are made differently and together we make a lovely picture. (this is done from memory, forgive me AI if any part of it is slightly not right).
It has been SO hard for both of us, doing that, just accepting the other and that I’m not the one who is right or he isn’t the one who is right. I NEVER thought it/marriage would be so difficult. (long time marrieds keep your smirks to yourselves). But we keep going and we keep learning and we keep loving and I often think of the above picture.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate. (Mark 10:7-9)