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A Blog from the Rectrix

Well, its's all new and it's all good and it’s all rather wonderful... and it's all taking a bit of getting used to! Married life, that is!
I mean, this is the first time in over 30 years (OVER THIRTY YEARS!) that I haven't had children or young people living with me. In practical terms this means several things:

  1. The fridge stays the same. By this I mean that the contents of the fridge stay roughly the same. In other words, I put stuff in the fridge and then, when I open the fridge, the same stuff is there. In exactly the same place! Incredible!
  2. We no longer have washing draped over all the radiators. Nor have we an ominous,  mountainous pile of dirty washing in front of the washing machine, waiting for someone to put it in.
  3. The stairs are empty. They are no longer a death trap, covered with objects, waiting for someone to carry them up.
  4. The airing cupboard is full (and I mean full) of towels. A week before our wedding I declared a towel amnesty, as the airing cupboard was devoid of them. Now the shelves are stuffed full.

I could go on, but I won’t.

Of course, there is a flip side too. I had to take the rubbish out (with the help of LH - Lovely Husband - ) for the first time in a long time. I don’t quite know what they’re up too, in the same way. AND my portion control needs serious adjustments. And LH is having to make some adjustments too - especially regarding the reliability of the internet, and phone reception, and the needs of the cat ...!

But, I wouldn't have it any other way. This is a new thing. God has done and is doing a new thing. It's amazing!  And we're going with it. We’re embracing it! We’re loving it! And, I’m sure on occasions, we’ll have to work at it.

'Behold, I am doing a new thing: now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people. The people who I formed for myself, that they might declare my praise.' Isaiah 43: 20-21

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