April 11: My current relationship (s)

countdown11So, I’m currently married, and that’s my dominant relationship.

I asked the Saint to marry me back in 2013, and while it hasn’t been all sunshine and bunnies, it was definitely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  We work really great as a team, we’ve faced a lot of hardship and good times, and we’re constantly working on being stronger both individually and as a couple.  We started out with NO kids living at home, and then ended up with three – and maybe more, maybe less by the end of it.

But that’s not what really came to mind when the prompt asked for my current relationship. Instead, I went to all my wonderful tribe-members, both locally and scattered throughout the globe, because that’s as important as my core relationship.

For me, at least, I couldn’t get through without a really great support network.  Humans are complex and messy creatures, and we’re not meant to live solitary or even binary existences.  Amanda, Sarah, Mom, Adam, Jeremy, Bree, Robin, Krystal… so many people make it just that much easier to get through the days, weeks, and months.

That was true before, and even more so now with the kids back home.  I have an intricate web of relationships that hold me up, and my greatest hope is that I can do the same for them.

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