My mom always told me growing up that the way you knew you were ready to be a wife was if you could peel an entire apple in on big, swirly, unbroken peel. Obviously a little joke. Something that was altogether forgotten about by me until last Friday.
Last week was awesome for me, work was going well and I got to see some friends-I even had a little more energy and drive. So on Friday during work when we were making apple crisp for dinner-I cannot tell you how thrilled I was when, for the very first time, I peeled an apple in one piece!! Victory!
So clearly, for me that was a sign that I was ready to be a wife. Which actually got me thinking about what preparing to be someone’s wife-an entirely new identity for the rest of your life..name change and all. Even when I got engaged I figured a marriage worked something like this..
If he keeps a working copy of Disney’s Ratatouille around for me, then I will make sure our fridge is always stocked with bacon.
OH NO NO.
Yes, those things will be happening in my marriage. DUH. But the more I read and talk to married women about what a Godly marriage looks like, the more motivated I become to love and encourage the way that I was made to.
Also, I am even more motivated to bake apple pies since I know that peeling the ingredients will be so much more fulfilling. Just kidding, I’m not a fruitcake..haha…get it?…fruitcake?
Anyways, to all of you women out there looking at your qualities and saying you will never be enough-remember that you are always growing and changing..and that even arrows have to be pulled backwards before they can be launched ahead to their targets! Be strong and courageous, it’s as easy as pie!