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Shortly after Sophia was born…and I say shortly because I cannot remember quite how long it had been…my husband and I were laying around and talking about love. How we love each other, how we love Sophie, and how interesting it is that you can love something so much and love something just as much but in such a different way. I have been thinking about this a lot lately because soon we will have another child to love and everyone tells me the same thing – the amount of love is the same but the love is still different.

Sitting here now, thinking back on that day and our deep discussion, I cannot help but smile. My husband, in his infinite wisdom, was attempting to describe to me the difference between me and Sophie. If you know my husband then you know that it usually comes down to food…and this time was not different. I think I heard the little lightbulb spark over his head before he said, “Babe, you are like Filet Mignon. But Sophie…Sophie is Filet Mignon wrapped in bacon.”

And there you have it. How I rate.

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  1. I work outside the home.
  2. My child spends all day in daycare.
  3. I only nursed her until she was 3 months old.
  4. My husband cooks dinner most nights.
  5. I have been known to leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight.
  6. There is always, at least, one basket of unfolded laundry somewhere in my home.
  7. I hire a cleaning lady.
  8. I don’t own an a string of pearls or an apron.
  9. Sometimes, *gasp*, I don’t wear makeup all day.
  10. None of the above were listed in any special order.

I have decided that I would rather play with my child than do the dishes, fold laundry, or clean. So this means that by the time her bedtime comes around there are household chores left undone. Then, once my child goes to sleep, I like to actually spend time with my husband. Sometimes we even have sex. I much prefer that to doing the dishes, too.  Unlike June Cleaver, we do not own a matching pair of twin beds.

So, if  I appear a little disorganized or messy – if you stop by my house unannounced (or announced) and it looks a little (or a lot) upside down – oops. That just means that I was too busy raising my child or spending time with my husband and preserving my marriage to care.

Personally, I think I have my priorities in check. My drum is the only beat I bounce to.

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Earlier today I got pointed in the direction of a website called BeliefNet– and I am so glad I did! They have so much information for people of all faiths that I got really intrigued and spent quite a bit of time surfing the website before I saved it to my favorites.

Since so many of the friends who visit this blog are married or in a committed relationship I wanted to share this blessing with everyone. The website calls it A Wedding Blessing but I think it works for any couple in a relationship which becomes more committed by the day (which all should, if you think about it).

A WEDDING BLESSING

May your love grow like a beautiful tree, sending roots deep and branches high, with new beauty every season of your life together.

May you dare to dream dreams not yet dreamt.

May you find constant reward and challenge as you pursue the ongoing adventure of learning who you are and where you want to go.

May you always have a special sense of your mission in life together, and may you never tire of the endless possibilities of exploring your shared existence.

– Cynthia Reed, Wedding Celebrant

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