Saturday, April 26, 2014

Lessons from Ellie

If you don't know Ellie, then let me introduce you to her.
Ellie is spunky, a little of the girl next door, gonna hold no punches back and be the best friend you always wanted. 
She is a big dreamer and loves life and all the little adventures that it brings. 

Now as a wife there are things I have learned from Ellie...

1) She never puts her husband down- even joins in on his "blunders" making it an enjoyable memory instead of a moment of tension....


2) She works beside her husband-

Fixing up their house...


At the zoo in an area that was their passion...


On decorating in a way that was so "them"


And on household chores.


3) Ellie dreamed with Carl - 

Seeing potential in the mundane...


On all the sights they wanted to see together...


And all the places they wanted to go together...
And in growing together...


4) She sought comfort from Carl in the midst of dreams not coming true... 

(This part always makes me cry b/c it hits so close to home)


5) Though their dreams changed a little, they still enjoyed life together- In just being together...


6) She stayed with him in sickness...


And in health... 


In quiet times...


And in times of frustration...


7) She was the wife of his youth,


And his bride till the end...


They danced through life as one...


Laughing along the way...

I know that Carl and Ellie are not real. But their story was thought up and woven together with real life struggles most couples face.
As a wife I have a choice as to how I am going to respond to my Mr.J... 
If I choose to be bitter and allow little things to frustrate me, or wallow when my dreams don't come true- then I would miss some really great moments with my man!
"Adventure is out there!" - what kind will you have?

To see Carl and Ellie's life in under five minutes, click the link- just be ready to cry!


2 comments:

Wilson Family said...

This post is awesome! Great way to see life! I know that God is our ultimate guide but I think it is cool how He allows us to be taught even through a cartoon.
You are doing a good job Ellie/Erin! I love you!

wass fam said...

I love this, Erin! I've always liked Ellie and you just pinpointed why I liked her so much.
Hope your ankle heals soon!
Kimber :)