Our future was before us, a blank slate, waiting to be filled with shared dreams and adventures.A future that was filled with all the hope and promise two young twenty-somethings with the world at their feet could ever imagine.
Yes, these past 19 years have been filled with graces from God.Countless blessings - some better and worse!
Our marriage endured infertility , eagerly awaited the arrival of our adopted son and years later saw the birth of three children.
The strength to stay together in the face of these trials has truly been a gift from God; our faith has held us up tremendously.I give thanks to God.
I can't begin to know or understand what all their reasons were, but I’ve no doubt they were good enough reasons. Sometimes there isn't even 'reason' enough.
I’m don't for a minute think or say couples that divorce simply didn’t try hard enough to make it work, or love each other enough, or any other 'enoughs'.
For many people divorce is not the first line of defense. It can happen sometimes when one person is least expecting it. I know that even when a marriage is suffering or plain bad , deciding to end it is painful.
Love is an act of the will, and can be expressed in various degrees. It isn't always truly, madly deeply.
Hard times can rock the boat , sink the love.We have certainly had our share of hard times.
I have some beautiful single friends now in their 40's who wished they weren't still single.
I know the strong feeling is that I shouldn’t ever take for granted what I have and to always put an effort into showing my
"All marriages are happy. It's living together after wards that is difficult."
"What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility." - George Levinger
There are three things that last: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love." - 1 Corinthians 13:13
"The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly." - Peter De Vries
A tribute to my lover, my best friend, my husband. The one man who knows me so well.
I love you - oh boy how I love you. We have been through so much together. We've endured rough roads, long detours and dangerous curves. Experiences that have just made me love you more and more; with each day, my love for you grows
We have loved, laughed, dreamed,cried and forgiven much - with more of all the above to come. I cannot imagine life without you, M. I pray for you. I will always be right here beside you. I love you to the moon and back and I will love you to the end.
Our days here are often a 'duplicate' of the day before but each day seems fresh and better because of you. I cannot imagine anyone else that I would want to spend this life with. You are my heart - even though we have had some hard times.
I hope that we all have a respite from the struggles and can pause a moment , to just reflect and recognize all that we do have and enjoy it simply for what it is, without thinking about what it is not.
Remember where you go, I will go ! I thank God for you daily. "Grow old with me the best is yet to be".
Let us spend the rest of our life together, always with the 'sparks' of love, a feeling of being blessed and may God continue to show us grace and bless us our children.
With all my love… to be continued for many more years.
Ps ...He left me a card on my keyboard this morning - he know me so well !
Days of Grace in Small Things 9/365
- Countless acts of love
- Countless breakfast, lunches & dinners shared
- Countless measures of forgiveness
- 4 precious children (~1 born sleeping~)
- How do you measure the pleasure in the years ? ... 525,600 @ 19
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