What does it mean to do life together?
This question has challenged me to think deeply, exposing things within my heart that are both frustrating, yet clarifying, as I take a good look at myself.
How do I live with others?
How does that play out within my own marriage covenant and within the four corners of this home I share with my ever-growing children?
While there are many definitions for life, perhaps mine could best be summarized in two short statements: be real and live closely. There is no place where the real me shines more brightly than at home, which is not always a positive for the other members of my household since the real me is sometimes agitated, impatient, unkind, selfish, and occasionally downright mean.
This is a part of the reality of a life lived closely with others.
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