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Time Alone Is Time Invested (standard:humor, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 29 2020Views/Reads: 105/48Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The value of any relationship is determined by the amount I am willing to invest in it.
 



During the past week, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours
Truly have been spending quite a bit of time together. I cannot recall 
any time that we have spent this much time together. 

The exception would be when we first got married. Even then, both of us
worked during the day and were going to a Bible Institute at night. 
Occasionally our schedule collided, but rarely. Because we both had 
energy, we did not realize how much we were doing. Every day had its 
own blessing. 

It was not long before the babies came knocking on our door, and we
graciously invited them in. From then on, time alone was a thing of the 
past. It is amazing to me how much time a baby can take from you. But 
it was time well invested, I assure you. 

As a 21-year-old father, I thought I had lots of energy. It was not
until the babies started coming that I realized my energy was long ago 
spent. Why does God give babies so much energy? I think He does it on 
purpose. 

Life can sometimes get so busy we forget the important things. My wife
and I were thinking about this, this past week. If I live until August, 
my wife and celebrates our 49th wedding anniversary. How quickly time 
flies! My only problem is, will I have enough energy to celebrate it 
then? 

Why is it that the older you get, the faster time goes, and the less
energy you have to keep up? 

By the time I get adjusted to Monday, it is already Friday. I always
come up three days short and every week. I think when you get older, 
you should have a new time schedule that complements your energy, or 
lack thereof. 

This week the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I had some time to
spend together. Everything seemed to shut down, and we had no 
appointments that we had to get to. 

Usually, our conversations revolve around church work and what needs to
be done and how we are going to do it. 

My wife and I make a great team. She is a great planner, and I am a
great listener; although, I do not always hear what I am listening to. 
But in the end, we work very nicely together. 

Since nothing is going on, we had an excellent opportunity to spend time
together talking about things not involving work. That is quite a 
rarity. 

We were talking about things that happened years ago, things I had
forgotten. 

“Do you,” my wife said, “remember...” 

Then she tells a story about something that happened decades ago. To be
honest, I did not remember several of the stories she was talking 
about. I smiled and shook my head because she is probably right, and I 
probably have forgotten something. 

If my wife remembers something, it must be true. At least, that is how I
live my life. To contradict her story with my memory is a very losing 
proposition. 

When I tell a story, she is always correcting me because I always get it
wrong. Her corrections never come within the scope of my recollections. 
But that is the fun of working together. 

This staying at home really does have some good benefits to it. I did
not really figure it out until just the other day when we were having 
lunch together. 

Many times our schedule is so busy that we have to grab a bite here and
a bite there. Now that we are at home all day, there are some benefits. 




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