Stephen and I couldn't help but laugh. Kinda ironic that the tray was engraved with the word "Grace." Ironic for 2 reasons. First, because I'm a total clutz and my friends and family lovingly call me Grace from time to time. Secondly, because in the two short weeks we've been married (and over the course of our dating) I've learned that if there's one thing you need an abundance of in any relationship it's grace. When I lose my temper...grace, when I'm feeling irritable...grace, when I say something I don't mean...grace, when I burn dinner...grace, when your husband leaves the toilet seat up and you get a mad case of wet butt...grace, when your husband accidentally gashes your head open...grace. So how do we become more gracious? By looking to the Father who pours an abundance of grace on us on a daily basis.
We are all in need of grace, and when it comes to our spouse we have to learn to let the little things go, forgive and forget, and just learn to laugh at ourselves. Have you been hit over the head with grace this week? I have.
"Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." -Hebrews 4:16 (ESV)