Cup Half Full: A Guest Post from Jen of The Arizona Russums

Monday, April 30, 2012

Hi guys! I'm so excited to have Jen from The Arizona Russums here today. She's so sweet to help me out while I'm buried in boxes and am trying to situate my life over here. Please be sure to check out Jen's wonderful blog and show her some love! Not only is her blog one of my favorites, but she's also one of my favorite people in the world in "real life" :) Check her blog out HERE! And happy Monday! xo

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Lately, Micah and I have been going on walks. After-dinner walks to be exact.

I guess that's what year two of marriage brings.

A nice, healthy pastime that you can continue into your old age.

Our neighborhood at dusk.

It all started on Valentine's Day this year. We've never been big on Valentine's Day, so I made Micah a steak dinner, he brought home Tiramisu for dessert, and after we finished this mini-feast, he asked if I wanted to go on a walk. We put on jackets, left the front door unlocked and held hands as we did three laps around the neighborhood.

Us on Valentine's Day

And we talked and talked and talked.

About our hopes, dreams, and fears.

I can't even recall the exact conversation now, but I remember at the end we looked at each other and said, "Why don't we do this more often?"

And now we do. Not all the time. But once every few weeks... we walk out the door after dinner, sometimes leaving the dishes sitting on the table, often wearing ridiculous outfits of sweats and over-sized t-shirts and flip-flops {okay, generally it's just me in a ridiculous outfit} and we go outside and talk about life. About what's on our minds and hearts. It's a deeper conversation than the usual "How was your day?" It's about the trials of days past and goals for the future and being thankful for everything God has given us today.

Sometimes we do just one lap {our neighborhood is a perfect 1/3 of a mile loop}, sometimes we do two, and sometimes we do three.

It just depends on how many hopes, dreams, and fears come flowing out on that particular night.

Our feet on the very first day of our journey together.

And we come home thankful and refreshed and close to one another.

And I'm thankful for these walks. For the legs that carry me. The husband who holds my hand. The mismatched pajamas that I usually wear. My stomach still full from dinner. The pretty neighborhood we live in. And mostly for the Lord who provides every good gift.

My cup overflows.

Thanks for letting my share with you today! I'd love to meet you over at my place!
Love, Jen--------

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Lucy at Dear Beautiful Boy said...

Awwww, what a lovely post. As time goes by, you do sometimes have to remember to take time out for each other, life and it's trials and tribulations get in the way and you forget about the small things; like a walk and a talk with the person you love.
I know I can be guilty of finding the time to just 'be' in our relationship, especially with a little person to care for, but I do try as often as I can. And posts like this one give me a little nudge not to leave it so long this time. X

Jamie@Thrifty Veggie Mama said...

A beautiful post! After we first got married hubby and I used to take an evening walk together almost every night. It was such a great time. Now, 3 kids later, any walks are with an entourage.

Kimberly Bonham said...

This is a great post! I love reading it.

Rachel said...

What a lovely idea! Loved reading this post, and I loved the picture at the end and how she referred to it as there feet on their first day of their journey together! So sweet :)

Nessa Bixler said...

Hope unpacking is going well. How exciting!

Brianna said...

Love the pic of your shoes on your first day as husband and wife :) Very symbolic.

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