Also, I've been thinking lately that marriage is like a mirror ... but maybe one of those hotel bathroom magnifying mirrors.
All of these faults or insecurities that I knew I had before but didn't think were really significant enough to bother with; now in this mirror, I see them painfully clearly. None of this comfortable "20 foot" stuff or photoshop; I'm up-close-and-personal with my sins and can't ignore or airbrush them because of the way they immediately affect another person.
More time to embrace and appreciate God's grace and mercy, to me directly and through my husband. More time to yearn for the day when we will see clearly, and what we see -- Christ fully revealed in us -- will be a thing of beauty.
"Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known." 1 Cor 13:12