This past week as I was busy with our yard clean-up, I noticed a bright green spot buried under the mess of winter. When I stopped to rake off the branches and droppings of cedar trees, there I found my daffodil bulbs an inch above the ground. It made me think about relationships and marriage.
Much like our four seasons in the year, marriage goes through seasons as well. For some, the season of mess can last much longer than others. The chemistry between you and your spouse may be left dormant for far too long and what covers the surface is a layer of pain, guilt and shame.
But, then something beautiful happens and when all else seems impossible and unity too far off in the distance comes a pop of color; a start, a bud.
Don't let winter keep you from hoping for spring. All it takes is a glimmer of hope that change is coming to get you to the next season that has potential of a newly budding marriage.
About the Author
Stephanie is a stay-at-home mommy to four little blessings. Married for 16 years, Tim and Stephanie find new ways to enjoy intimate time together while raising the young family.