you know how you run the same 4 miles in the same garage on the same treadmill at the same time of day listening to the same music staring at the same bikes and backpacks and shoes and refrigerator and even though everything is the same every Monday and Wednesday and Friday some days those 4 miles just feel harder and longer and more painful?

remember this and give yourself more grace. give Ryan more grace too. some days, life is just harder than others and even though everything seems the same as it always is, some days just feel tenuous. it's okay. breathe.

let love and faithfulness never leave you. bind them around your neck write them on the tablet of your heart