Friday, July 6, 2012

Magic - contrary to popular opinion...

Among family and close friends, I am known for my apple pies.  I learned how to make them in high school while I worked at a little diner.  In the last couple of years, I invested in one of those little hand cranked apple peeler/corer things.  Love it as it saves my hands from cramping around the knife while I peel the apples.

When I think of peeling apples, I almost always think of Sleepless in Seattle.  You know...when Tom Hanks' character is describing his late wife and how she could peel an apple in one long it was all of the little things about his wife that made.........MAGIC.

There is a movie out right now that has saddened me to the core.  As a therapist, I helped co-lead a p@rnography addiction group and to see this type of behavior become acceptable is gut wrenching.  I am not naive - I know that it is rampant but to see this type of thing become 'acceptable' in the Church is just wrong.

Magic comes in the "little things" - like when my husband reaches over and grabs my hand while we are driving somewhere in the van.  Or when he kisses me in front of the kids to make them laugh.  Or when he becomes the kids' personal jungle gym and still has a smile on his face.  Magic is when you fall in love over and over with the same person ... day after day.

It also has nothing to do with a book about multiple things gray....

When we bring other people into our marriage - even if it is just mentally - then that limits the "Magic" that can happen in your marriage.  I don't want to do anything that would limit the real magic that happens and could happen in my marriage with the man that I adore - how unfair is that to him?  Being married to me is difficult enough.  I don't want to add to it.  (Smile)

I want God's blessing on my marriage and this would definitely not bring God's blessing.