Moving into a new season of life can be a wonderful thing. It can be a time of change, and an opportunity to grow and become a better person.

And that’s exactly what this season is for me and my husband.

Changes in our careers have us taking on new positions, and the move is changing us and our relationship.

When I starting dating the man who would become my husband, I worked on the weekends. We would meet in the mornings, have lunch, and then at two o’clock I would rush off to work. I wouldn’t return home until after midnight.

Once we got married, my weekend workdays got a little longer. So I only had enough time and energy to say “good morning” before getting ready for the day.

We barely saw each other.

The weekdays weren’t much different.

Although I’d be home by mid-afternoon, my husband wouldn’t walk through the door until late evening. Then most nights would be filled with freelance work. Oftentimes, he’d be so worn out he would fall asleep in the chair at his desk.

The only time we ever spent a day together was when one of us was on vacation.

Now we both have weekends off and we can spend that time together, doing things…together.

We can sleep-in, enjoy breakfast, take a walk, take a road trip, or just spend the day reading or drawing. There’s even time for the mundane things like going grocery shopping together.

It makes me excited to think about all the possibilities.

So here’s to a new season, giving me more moments with my husband, and a better insight into our relationship.

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