My wife spent Saturday and Sunday visiting with her folks while I was on call all weekend and had to stay in town. I know there are some people out there who see that we actually do travel off to do things without each other as a bad sign, but to us it’s just normal behavior. One of the best things about our marriage is the freedom to still be individuals. There are certain things that I enjoy doing that she doesn’t, and visa versa. There’s nothing wrong with that, and there’s even nothing wrong with us doing those activities apart from each other. (Not that I don’t enjoy visiting her folks, I just couldn’t this time, so why should she have to cancel as well?)

I love spending time with my wife, more than anything in the world, but I also love, that when we are together, we can talk about the things that we’ve done when were apart. The best thing about a trip or an event that I attend without her is coming home and telling her about it. If we did everything together all the time, what would we talk about? 🙂

So, for all of you who feel sorry that she went to her parents without me, just remember that the strength of our marriage comes not from being together all the time, but from being two strong individuals who share our lives together. I’d take that choice every time.

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