Sunday, November 2, 2014
I can't even begin to tell you how cold our first November weekend has been down here in the south. Last weekend we were wearing shorts, this weekend, coats and scarves. It is certainly safe to say, I am not ready for winter.
Despite the cold, last night Heron and I headed out for a quiet dinner alone. He had instructed me to bring my little spiral notebook. This notebook is actually supposed to be in my purse and with me all the time anyways. It's sole purpose is to write any assignments He may have for me or any temporary rules/expectations. These rarely go on my official list of rules but are in effect until He decides otherwise.
So after dinner, He asked me to pull out my notebook as He had some new rules for me. As He listed them one by one, my heart started to sink and I could feel myself already fighting mentally at the thought of being back into such a state of control. I know things have become relaxed but once I get used to that, it's really hard getting back in that frame of mind so quickly and abruptly.
Funny, he made the reference to us being "out of kilter" and we needed to put focus back on structure. Thinking that He was making some reference to my last blog post and assuming all this new rule making was somehow my doing, I kind of scoffed and said oh, you must have read my post. Actually, come to find out...he hadn't. Hmmm, well at least our minds still think alike.
Nevertheless, I understand and appreciate His efforts to put our focus back on each other and the dynamic. It's so easy with the day-to-day demands to make excuses for inconsistency and complacency.
So wish me luck...I see a bumpy ride for myself and lots of opportunity for mistakes until I get my head wrapped around it all.