Today a colleague told me about how her relationship with her husband was falling apart in before her very eyes. Tears welled in her eyes and besides despair there was also some kind of resignation, as if they considered the battle already lost. She missed the man he was before their second child (her man struggles with depression, they just bought a house, and the second baby girl isn’t as easy-going as the first one…). Her story just hit me, and hit me hard. It made me realize how important it is to take the time to support each other, to set focus, to talk. Not that she didn’t, not that I judge her or them. Not at all. It’s just,… I know I don’t put in the effort they do now, and it makes in/us vulnerable.
Around Christmas time, this song has been a huge hit. I love the harmonies, the soft voices, the simplicity, the beautiful lyrics. But when I saw the clip, I cried my eyes out. For me it’s a constant reminder to keep us on the same page as much as possible. I’ll give anything to avoid Little Boy having to witness his both parents not being able to talk to each other without bitterness in their hearts. And I never would want to put my husband in exactly that position (although I know sometimes things just are what they are…)
Leave a light on – Marble Sounds
Kristen @ Yes Works For Me Wednesday