Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Over Two Years In ................. The Changes We See




If you and your husband are a ttwd couple, you know well that things are always changing. You meet those bumps in the road head on. The two of you do much communicating. You learn not to distance. You become a better listener. You keep your voice low and reasonable. You crave the calmness knowing things are smooth and steady. You believe in this ttwd. You seek friends who are successful in their ttwd relationships. You find that the respect you give is the respect you receive. You learn to give way to not having your way all the time. You learn to lean in. You know the feeling when your husband stops the racket that swirls around you. He pulls you close and says that he has had enough. He opens his arms and you go to him. You know the peace and like when it sweeps over your body. He pulls you close, his hand on your bottom and says tomorrow will be a better day. You have created a good life, a really good life by giving up the control you used to have. It is a safe place, here in his arms. You watch him as he moves throughout the day. He stands taller and he enjoys his leadership. He enjoys your following. When he talks, you turn to face him and really listen.You laugh more and share more. You touch more and make love more. You dress to please him and lingerie is once more important, even though it spends most of its time on the floor.  You know that the two of you have built a better marriage and the funny thing is you thought it was pretty great to begin with, but now we have the fireworks back! You know your marriage has really changed and for the better. It feels right and it feels safe. People comment on how happy you are. You feel it too. You know you are the happiest you have even been. This ttwd life really works. You kiss your sweet guy and move forward.



Thank you, L.

Meredith

15 comments:

  1. Mere,,what a wonderful post,one of your best., You can tell how much you and Jack love each other. : - )

    L.

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  2. LOVE this post, Meredith!!! :) Absolutely YES to all of it! Beautiful! Many hugs, my friend,

    <3 Katie

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  3. You have a wonderful way with words, it's a beautiful account of life as a ttwd couple. I'm happy to say that I understand all of this.
    Thank you.

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  4. Wonderful post, such positive words and images. Thank uou for sharing.

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  5. Lovely post Meredith, really lovely
    love Jan,xx

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  6. Such a lovely post Meredith and wonderful reflection of the benefits of ttwd :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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  7. I really love how you chose to write these sentiments in the format you did. "You watch him..." and "You know the peace...." It draws us in as we read, and we acknowledge how the changes have come to us through ttwd. Special words you give us as a little gift.

    Thanks,
    Ella

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  8. So true, M. Thank you for sharing this in your usual highly-articulate way. I can really relate to "You know the feeling when your husband stops the racket that swirls around you" and "He stands taller..." Thank you for encouraging me 19 months ago that my husband and I could have this, too. Again, he was saying this morning how much this has changed us.
    Hugs,
    SSB

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  9. Hi Meredith, wow, this is awesome! I love every word of it, and it made me smile because we have that too. Thank you so much for writing this.

    hugs

    Nina

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  10. Lovely! I enjoyed your description, and feel the truth in the life you love!

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  11. Oh, how lovely! And what an encouragement to those at the beginning.

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  12. Wonderful the way you have described TTWD Meredith. So true and encouraging.
    Lindy x

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  13. You really captured it! Fantastic post! - Jennifer

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  14. Beautiful post! So very true!

    Hugs
    Ami

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