You're never too old to color, right?! I hope not cause these 28 (him) and 27 (her) year olds decided to color this Leprechaun picture for their date last night in honor of St. Patrick's Day a few days ago. They had fun doing it, too! ;)
It's funny how coloring a simple children's coloring page brought out the differences in each other...
Wife: "Why did you use that shade of blue?"
Husband: "I don't know. Cause it's the only blue that looked actual blue to me."
Wife (with raised eyebrow and crinkled up nose): "Noooo, that is definitely NOT a normal blue, that's definitely much brighter!"
Husband (with a perplexed look): Oh...well, can you find a regular blue?"
(After scrounging around for a few seconds, picks one up, and is about to hand it to husband) Wife: "Welll...actually now that you've already started coloring with the bright blue and since you used a bright purple as well, I guess it would be better for you to just continue using brighter colors."
Husband (with rolled eyes): "Really? After all that?"
Wife (with giggly response): "Yup!"
Apparently we have different ideas of what "regular colors" are, at least when it comes to coloring. Makes me wonder if that's how we view the world. Maybe through one lens, the world is very "to the point", whereas the other sees it as "a way of expressing oneself."
This is ironic too, though, because normally Brandon (my husband) is the one who sees things more directly. Whereas I am the one who enjoys living outside of the box (or at least I have thoughts about it). He's more of a list person who intends to get those things done. I'm someone who likes writing task lists and has every intention on getting them done....but that doesn't always happen. He's more of a "keep my feet on the ground" kind of person. I am DEFINITELY someone who loves to "fly". He's the strict planner. Although I may plan, I am more spontaneous at going about that plan.
Regardless of these differences though, they are crucial to our marriage, to our relationship. Since Brandon is more of a "black and white" kind of person, he needs someone (me) to show him there's more than just the words on a page, but that there's life and a story within those words. He needs me to take the weight off his shoulders to not be perfect all the time. He needs me to show him how to live life more abundantly. I need someone (Brandon) to keep me grounded and secure as my story gets written. I need Brandon to calm my overwhelming heart and mind when I worry and over analyze EVERYTHING. I need Brandon to remind me to appreciate my life where I'm at presently.
So even though we, as individuals have different strengths and weaknesses, we, as a couple NEED each others strengths and weaknesses to make our worlds go round. They counteract as well as comprise each other. And, ain't it cool how God stitched us together?! God is SO good!
....Or I could just be a perfectionist at coloring haha....
Hi, my name is Rayann Baker. I am a wife and a mom to our wonderful son and to 4 cats.
My passions in life are God, my family, and following God's will for my life.
My favorite hobbies are growing my relationship with God, taking care of my family, and dreaming of our farm goals on our land.
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