Discovered blessings

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As a parent, it’s very easy to immediately think of my children when I think of a blessing or gift. But to discover a hidden gift is rare indeed. I have identified a hidden blessing that in reality isn’t so hidden as much as I just didn’t notice it enough.

Most people are familiar with Gary Chapman‘s The Five Love Languages. It’s actually a neat book, but I have found that my strongest love language is Service. That, to me, seems very unloving and a bit dorky. It’s not very romantic at all. However, I have realized (sadly, after 11 years of marriage) that I am married to a man that loves to do things for me. I have been the one that has hindered his acts of service. As much as my love language is Service, on the flip side, I am very stubborn about doing everything myself. To ask for help is like pulling eye-teeth. Pretty lame…I know.

J and I have recently started a journey that causes us to see each other in different lights. It’s really cool and I’m very excited to see where this will take our relationship. He is a blessing and a very large gift in my life that has gone unnoticed for too long.

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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