Having been married for over a year now, I think it is a great time to start sharing some of the wisdom I have learned these past 14 months! For those of you reading who know Jen you may think it impossible for their to be a hard part of marriage. For those of you who know me, you understand it is completely possible!
I find that there are some things I have a lot of difficulty with, and in marriage, one of those things is the changing of the toothpaste. It always seems that just when I am getting used to one flavour of toothpaste the tube is gone, and we have to switch.
For some reason, my entire life, I have always struggled with this change, growing up in a family of 5 a tube of toothpaste did not last long at all. I had a very painful childhood.
Now I know what you are thinking! Immediately solutions pop into your head, like: buy more than one tube of toothpaste at a time or have your own tube of toothpaste so that it lasts longer, or even, always buy the same kind. These revelations have come to me as well, and I have tried them.
I either forget to buy more than one tube of toothpaste, or don’t remember what kind we got last time, or Jen just gets a random flavour. It never seems to work out. However, I am thankful because I have a bathroom that I can brush my teeth in.
While Jen and I were in Uganda we saw homes that didn’t have a latrine, and in villages there is no running water, everyone has to walk to the well and carry water. I don’t take for granted the gift I have of being able to have a sink to brush my teeth in, and I urge you to think of the gifts you have in your life.
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