As my wife and drove to the Farmer’s Market, we were talking about all of the changes unfolding in our lives.
Our marriage started with a whirlwind. I was a full-time student at UCLA, working 24 hours per week and was the director of the campus outreach. She was working as a waitress. We had our first child before we had our first anniversary. God evidently wanted us to jump right into being a family. So, we had very little time to be just a “couple.”
I always thought that we would have that time later in life. Well, that time is rapidly approaching and it feels a little strange. To be honest, I don’t know what it will be like.
Over the years, we have always had so many responsibilities making demands on our time. Now, we have very little.
For the past 27 years, we have had an extensive network of church friends. We are just starting to get plugged into the church that we have been attending and still have not made any meaningful new friends. So, our rapidly approaching time as a “couple” seems intensified. We will largely have only each other.