I thought I would pass along a conversation
my mother had with
a distant relation who has been married
nearly fifty years.
This man has a chronic disease which
makes speaking difficult and therefore
the words spoken were said
with much effort and determination.
After listening to a Pastor's sermon
and the frustrations that are so minor
and yet become
such as squeezing the toothpaste in the
middle and leaving the cap off...
this is what the husband said.
"She squeezes the tube
in the middle...... and leaves the cap off."
"I got my own tube!"
How many times do we prefer to try to change
our spouse as opposed to finding a solution
that leaves the freedom to each others preferences?
I just loved this conversation and
have thought about it several times this week.