She could never go back and make some of the details pretty.
All she could do was move forward and make
the whole beautiful.
~Terri St. Cloud
My wife and I are closing in on 30 years of marriage, and looking back over the landscape we travelled, it’s comfortably overwhelming to take in all the joys, hiccups, and evolution that took place in moments, that stretched into days, that wove into beautiful years together. But so very often, I’m guilty of tripping over something uncomfortable from my past, instead of being wholly present in today. I think that the relationships we carry forward with us are a gentle reminder that every ‘detail’ not be pretty for the whole to be beautiful.