A month or so ago, a lady saw Lea and I being affectionate with one another while waiting in line at a restaurant. She asked, “Are you guys honeymooners?” That made me feel great as I thought, “YES, people notice that we’re practicing what we’re preaching on this marriage stuff…”
THEN … this past week the opposite happens.
Lea and I were working down at her little store. While I was helping her hang a few items on a wall, she was supposed to hold a spot I’d marked on the wall for the nail to go. Before I was ready, she moved her finger and lost the spot …
ME (A little frustrated and with a little bit of tone): Why did you move your finger?!?!
HER: I’m so sorry. I guess my brain just went on hold for a second.
ME (Still sounding a bit frustrated): Okay, I guess we can start all the way over … again.
(At that moment a lady in the store that knows exactly who we are, and has overheard our conversation and my tone, pipes up and says … )
LADY: Hey, I know this really good marriage workshop you guys should try to attend. It would probably help (she says with a teasing smile).
Busted. Yip, I’ve still got work to do. And yes, pride goes before a fall.