Fill your cup ...
"Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love; Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of LIfe can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together; For the pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow." Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet.
I remember finding this quote before Terry and I married. My Mom and I spoke often about being strong as an individual in a relationship and not so dependent. Together we are equally yoked to go this journey.
The Lord God is the strength in our lives as a couple. He comes before all things; Terry has always "drawn a circle" putting God in the center and us revolving around Him. Sometimes we have to pull up close to Him when we need to be carried through a storm and other times we revolve strongly keeping Him always as the center of life.
Staying centered with the Lord, here is a second verse I am working to ingrain in my thoughts and words this week. UNFAILING LOVE... Thank you Lord.
"May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant." Psalm 119:76