balance


a few weeks ago i was asked to write a blessing for the marriage of my friends erin and matt.  i was asked to talk about balance--

here's what i said:


balance, in a marriage--

there is...
the balance between two individuals with different and overlapping needs.
the balance between the needs of those individuals and the needs of the relationship.
the balance between time together and time alone.

the balance between who takes out the trash and who does the dishes.
the balance between the neat one and the messy one.

the balance between life at home and life out in the world.
which might be...
the balance between work and family.

and then we might need to talk about...
the balance between the family of origin and the new nuclear family.
the balance between a couple and their children.
the balance between the primary breadwinner and the parent who stays at home.

over time there will need to be balance
between seriousness and laughter.
between chores and fun.
between strength and compassion.

commitment,
acceptance,
selflessness,
respect,

and...
the balance between stability and change...
together.

-mary-moore.

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