I know that not all marriages age with sweetness, but many do, and how thankful I am to have these examples in my life.
The last few months I’ve noticed a much deeper level of trust and peace toward Vitaliy in areas I questioned and struggled before.
I was reminded of this yesterday. I’ve been asked to help an orphan in the warring part of Ukraine. And of course I’m all ready to do this great thing after 2 minutes…. This is not the first time I’ve been asked such a thing, and not the first time I’m ready to jump at it.
But Vitaliy doesn’t respond to these needs in way I do. … And I’m realizing that I can trust myself to him in this, too, and not question if he cares.
Of course he cares. He cares about many things, one of the first of which is me. And the many things going on in our lives. He cares about orphans, too, in a big-picture way.
And it helps me realize there are many ways to help orphans that do not require that I take all responsibility upon myself. There are resources, other Christians who want to help, etc.
… So I was thinking yesterday how pleasant it is to have grown to a deeper level of trust toward Vitaliy in issues that touch me deeply. To ask him different questions in working through these needs.