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Pineapple and Mayo Sandwiches, Mello-Yello, and Dirt



I was running alitte behind, but I am never late to see my honey ūüėÄ I made Pineapple Mayo sandwichs, threw the last load of clothes on the line, ran to Hardee’s and picked up some drinks – Andy’s favorite, Mello-Yello. I ended up passing him and one of his co-workers on the road and followed them to the store. Got a kiss and then meet him at his shop. He jumped in the car and we headed to the park, where we sat and talked about his day and¬†what¬†all we had been doing. I don’t think I mentioned that he was covered in mud form head to toe – and I mean there was dirt in his hair and all the way down to the bottom of his shoes!

These moments, these 45¬†minutes¬†lunch breaks sitting in the car with my Honey, are one of my most favorite times during the week! It is a time for us just to be together, chill, and just talk about whatever comes to mind. These are a few of the moments that keep us close. We both know that whatever happens or whatever is going on in our lives, we can always take 5¬†minutes¬†to just stop and talk. There is always money for the gas, time to get food together and time to sit down and eat. God always provides time for us. Many times we have planned on meeting and for some reason Andy wouldn’t be able to stop on his lunch break, or he would have to wait another hour, but we always find time to be together. Andy and I have seen so many relationships start on a good note and fall apart, dragging everyone involved, down. We have seen bad starts grow into the partners putting God first in everything. Andy and I, BOTH want our marriage to succeed. We BOTH want our relationship and marriage to be based on God and not everything that is going on in lives. It is so easy to get caught up in day to day things, or to get stuck in a runt and just do the same thing everyday. But, if we want our relationship to work like God wants into, we both have to lay things aside and be together. What is a marriage, when niether spouse ever spends time with the other one? I don’t mean being in the same room, doing your own thing – I mean really spending time together.

Little Paul will be here soon and our lives will be change in alot of ways. We will be¬†responsible¬†for a new life, a whole new person. We will¬†stay¬†busier and have a lot more things to do and from the very second he breathes his first breath we will ALWAYS be parents. However, Andy and I will still find time to be together. We will be able to lay everything aside for a few mintues and just be able to talk, relax and grow. Life won’t stop. Bills will continue. Time won’t be put on hold. But, we will be able to just be together.

When I get to his work to pick him up for lunch, he always walks out the door and smiles. And when he gets in the car, it is time for the world to be left outside and for us to just talk about whatever we want too. He never complains. Covered in mud from a hard morning, he is ready to take a break and be with me. His dirty clothes, sweaty face and a dirt covered sit when he gets up, is¬†proof¬†to me that God always provides. I wish I could bring him a three-course meal for lunch everyday and give him time to take a nap for all that he does for his family. But, God has given us the money to pay the bills, plenty of food on the table and ALWAYS provides time for us to be together. Andy – I love you sooo much and I am so thankful to have been blessed to be your wife! I couldn’t have been anymore blessed with such a husband, nor¬†Paul¬†a father!

Thursdays are one of my favorite times of the week. Today was one of them. Pineapple-Mayo sandwiches, Mello-Yello and Husband covered in dirt. That is my blessing. Proof the God always provides.


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"Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God." Philippians 1:27-28

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2 Responses to "Pineapple and Mayo Sandwiches, Mello-Yello, and Dirt"

  1. Carol says:

    Hey Erin, VERY COOL INDEED!! Obviously your head+hearts are in the right place! Blessings, John+Carol Lukaszewicz

  2. Jessica Hawkins says:

    That is very sweet. I believe you are right about being together. It is important to have that together time. Even though I love for my kids to be involved. I got 2 and 1 on the way as well. It just makes sense. But not to forget you have to have the time with your husband as well.

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