Blogger Chance Scoggins relates the following story:
“Like many of you, my wife and I are the parents of young children. We wouldn’t trade these days for anything in the world, but it’s not an exaggeration to say that it’s 24/7. We’re also self-employed, and as our business and responsibilities grow, we’re feeling the pressures that come with filling every role from receptionist to CEO – while also raising a family, maintaining our marriage and serving our community. I imagine many of you feel a similar pressure, so I thought I’d share this story.
The other night, after a string of tough days, we fell into bed, both of us almost asleep before our heads hit the pillows. But in the stillness, as I tried to quiet my mind, all I could think about was how hard Jennifer’s day must have been with all she had on her plate. I realized I’d spent my whole day taking great care of my to-do list, but not taking great care of her.
I reached over, took her hand, and gave her a little squeeze. ‘How are you holding up?’
Tears welled in her eyes, and she said, ‘I’m okay… It’s just a lot, you know?’ I gently squeezed her hand again. Then the tears came. ‘Sometimes I just wish we could move to the middle of nowhere and get a cow.’”
All married couples can relate to Chance’s story. Chance goes on and does a great job answering the question all families face, “How Will You Know It Was Worth It?”
Huddle up with your wife tonight and ask her: “How will we know if this is worth it?”