Day 17 – Mawage…Mawage is What Brings Us Together Today

Thursday, April 2, 2020 –

Andrew has been home every day for about two weeks, and it has been quite the experience. Believe it or not, we’ll be celebrating 16 years of marriage in just over two months. Given our governor’s proclivity to keep extending our “stay-at-home” order (already set at June 10th), we’ll probably be celebrating our anniversary with canned crock-pot soup and face masks.

Anyhow, back to the post at hand: growth in our marriage.

This has been a great learning experience for both of us. I’ve always known Andrew is an incredible provider, and he knows how much I do to keep the house running. We’ve been blessed with an incredible opportunity to see each other in action and learn just how much we do for one another.

Andrew hasn’t been in court for a couple of weeks—and probably won’t be back for a couple months—so that is vastly different for him. However, he has been neck-deep in all the other little tasks of running his law firm. With him home, I get to see how much effort and time it takes to run a successful business. He is constantly on the phone with clients, planning and filming videos for his YouTube channel, writing legal posts, updating his firm software (which he wrote), making sure payroll is done, filing what court documents he can online, etc.

Usually, Andrew is up and gone before I get up at 7AM, and he is still working long after I go to bed at 10PM. He is still up early and working late, but now I get to see him do all the little things that keep us in business. It is quite tiring watching him flit around like a hummingbird!

Likewise, Andrew stopped me the other day to say “thank you” for what I do. While he knows who does the cooking and cleaning, he never really had a chance to see how much time laundry, dusting, vacuuming, meal planning, shopping, cooking, etc. takes.

It has been wonderful getting to see and fully appreciate what the other person does. Honestly, I’m going to miss him terribly when all this is over!

Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, pray for us!

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