Sep. 21, 2015

The Proverbial Roof

I found out something this week! One of my husband's bucket list items was to play music on a roof like the Beatles. He got the chance to do it yesterday for a couple songs, which was really cool to see. As he was up there living out that moment, it crossed my mind that ten years into our marriage I am still discovering little things about him. His dreams, his desires, the little things that make him who he is are still being discovered. He has never shared that with me, but I do love finding out new things about him!

I see that in my children as well. It seem like every day they do something, say something, or just surprise me in a way that I never see coming. It could be a little personality trait, or a thoughtful gift on my night table, whatever it may be it just adds to the wonder of life. It is true that we share life. Life is not a me thing, but a we thing.

It takes courage to truly share life though. I like to hide little parts of me, like fragile dreams, or parts of my personality, that have been bruised or broken in my past. I really want to learn to express some of those things to the people that truly love me. Sharing those inner things is not easy, but I know that it is healthy and imparts vibrant passion to the normalcy of life.

I guess what it comes down to is that I, like my husband, want to be up on that proverbial roof playing music. Although for me, it is more like jumping out of an airplane and zip-lining across a jungle. So, what are you hiding that is keeping you from sharing life with those you love? Whatever it is, make sure that you aren't losing out on a big moment in your life because you are too scared to share it. May you experience life to fullest and inspire others to do the same.