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When I found out there would be no wifi and likely no cell service at the lake house where we were going to celebrate my grandparents’ 50th anniversary, I started having a panic attack. Mack, at the same time calm and firm, put his hand on my shoulder and asked, “When is the last time you went a day without email?” When I couldn’t answer him, he said, “You need some quiet.”

When the laughing and the splashing and the boating and the snacking were starting to wear me out, Mack sent me to bed. I protested, and he said, “When’s the last time you weren’t worried about getting something done?” When I couldn’t answer him, he said, “You need some quiet.”

We laid on our backs on the dock and tried to count the stars, and couldn’t… we counted bats flying overhead instead. We listened to country music floating over the water, and when everyone else had gone in for the night, we slow danced to “Half of My Mistakes”.

Thank the Lord for this man who reminds me to quiet my mind, and rest whenever I get the chance. I’d have burnt out long ago if not for this partner in life.

(Obviously, if you don’t know “Quiet Your Mind” by the Zac Brown Band, you should fix that immediately. It’s my summer mantra.

  1. Loren Bell

    August 23rd, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Your partnership blesses so many people. You two are a shining example of what a loving, respectful, reciprocating marriage relationship should be. After reading yesterday’s and today’s posts, I’m more convinced than ever that the McG’s have truly found their calling and I know there are even MORE great things in store for your wonderful family. As someone who truly loves love, I LOVE your love! Keep it up, McGs!

  2. Mack

    August 23rd, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I didn’t see this coming… And you made me cry. I love your face.

  3. Megan Gray

    August 23rd, 2012 at 10:27 am

    This got me all emotional. Is there anything better in this world than finding that one person who balances you? Well, besides raising a family with said person.

  4. Liesa

    August 26th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Excellent montage! 🙂 That “get some quiet” will be very important for me these next two years. Also, Dottie behind the wheel–eep! (but adorable)

  5. Abby

    August 28th, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Mack is a keeper, for sure… I am so glad that you guys got this opportunity with you family. Know how blessed you are to get trips like this with the ones that you love!! Your pictures are peaceful, which makes me happy 🙂

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