What do you wish to nourish?
tr.v. nour·ished, nour·ish·ing, nour·ish·es
1. To provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth; feed.
2. To foster the development of; promote: "Athens was an imperial city, nourished by the tribute of subjects" (V. Gordon Childe).
3. To keep alive; maintain: nourish a hope.
I found I had to look up the definition as I was thinking about my answer. My very first instinct was that I wish (and need) to nourish myself. But then I was struggling to figure out what that meant. I am slowly learning how to care for myself. I have been thinking a lot about how it is difficult to mother myself since I was not mothered in a caring or nourishing way. I am learning that lesson on my own, by trial and error. I have found myself thankful for this though. I have developed the sense that I am much stronger for having to learn this lesson, even in this painful way.
I also wish to nourish my marriage. We have been married for 9 years and were pretty young when we got married. So much has happened and we have both changed in so many ways. I would like to find a way to nourish our relationship so there can be authentic depth and vulnerability. I want to nourish our relationship so there is less room for judgement and misunderstandings. I want to nourish our relationship so we can see each other with new eyes, to fall madly in love again, and to nourish each other for the people we have become.