(Lincoln picked this for me yesterday, beautiful, isn't it?)
I think it's safe to say that because no one is perfect, no marriage is perfect either. However, I believe that marriage can get progressively better and better, until it's nearly perfect. I've known a few wise couples who seem to have it figured out. I don't. Well, not yet. But I'm ever-learning. My pride is my stumbling-block (thankfully, Ben is as humble as I am prideful). So, naturally, I get a little huffy sometimes. Such was the case yesterday. Isn't it silly how we hang on to things, feelings? If we stepped back a few feet we'd see how insignificant some "issues" really are. Such is the human condition. And thus begins Lanette's Life Lessons In Humility, starring Yours Truly.
I was driving down the road, working through my problem, wanting to be done with it, but my ever-prideful self was working against me. Suddenly, I pass a building who frequently displays quotes. I love reading their signs. Here's what I read:
"Is your pride more important than your peace?" S.W. Kimball
I'm pretty sure I let out a "No way!" God speaks to me in such random and OBVIOUS ways sometimes. Needless to say, I'm grateful he's always watching out for me. At that moment I decided, No. My peace in my marriage is ten times more important than my pride. I was ready to let it go. And I did.
I'm happy to report that all is well, all is forgotten, lesson learned, and I'm on my way to a progressively better and better marriage...nearly perfect. Keep your fingers crossed though, I'm a work in progress.