I love Dictionary.com. What a beautiful thing it is. I went to it this morning in search of the definition of "balance" and these by far, were my favorite:
3. Mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc.
11. The act of balancing; comparison as to weight, amount, importance, etc.; estimate.
26. To have an equality or equivalence in weight, parts, etc.; be in equilibrium.
I think this is something we all strive for in our lives. I know Zach and I do, and I think every couple about to get married can especially relate as well. Having balance in our lives is a continual effort. We all have our own unique challenges, but the twist for Zach and I is we love our job (if you can call it that :) and it’s easy to get carried away and forget about everything else going on… like our marriage, our friendships with others, helping people, serving somewhere, and the list goes on.
It was in the honor of having balance and setting priorities, that a blog did not get posted yesterday. Sad, I know! Monday is our highest blog traffic day and I really wanted to get a blog out of this past weekend, but it was 6pm and Zach and I were still going. We looked at each other and knew we had to stop and just hang out or we were going to go crazy. So we went to the video store, rented some movies, stopped at our favorite place to eat - Maniac’s - to pick up some food, and began to head downtown to have a movie night at our studio. Slight glitch - we were a few miles into the drive when we realized we forgot the studio keys and headed back home. Oops. We ended up just staying home but that didn’t matter. What mattered was that we were making time for what was (and is) most important – each other.
It is so vital to make these efforts and keep the most important things #1. Sometimes it will hurt a little bit – a blog might not get posted until one day later than you would have liked, or the cake person will have to wait one more day for your final decision on what type of icing, or you’ll just have to tell your boss that you cannot make the after meeting dinner because you need to spend time with your family... Whatever it is - do it! You won't regret it!
Stay tuned for wedding photos from Paul & Laura's wedding this past weekend :)