“I became convinced that a good marriage more than any other adult relationship has a healing potential and the capacity to turn one or two tragic lives around.” -Judith Wallerstein, Founder of “The Center for the Family in Transition” and New York Times Bestseller of “The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce.”
My reading time, my summer time, my writing time, my free time has been consumed with research time. Graduate school mixed with the blended-family-motherhood of four often feels like walking a tightrope over Niagara Falls. I read this week about the first man to make this historical accomplishment, Nik Wallenda this past June 2012. He speaks of crossing the waterfalls as an “unbelievable view” and how he was blessed to be in the position he was in–to see what no one else in the world has been able to see from the very same perspective.
This is how I feel about my life. I am blessed to be in the position I am in–to be a mom, to be a step mom, to be a wife (again), to be in school, to challenge myself and trust that the challenge is leading me to the right place. Isn’t this true of each of our lives? We get to see what no one else in the world is able to see from our very own perspective. Whether it is watching our children grow, sharing a conversation or insight with a friend, working through a conflict or learning something new.
In my marriage I have witnessed the powerful exchange of love and how love transforms and eventually heals. Love does not give up. Love does not stop walking across the tightrope. Love is blessed.
Each day we are part of historical accomplishments. Some big, most small. All significant in the details of daily life. All leading us to quote in the midst of our juggling acts and crazy agenda circuses and real-life stunts, “I have an unbelievable view.”