Friday, May 8, 2009

Truth Be Told...

Our journey "through the years" this week paints a pretty picture of a happy couple madly in love who never struggled or had hard times...

But that my friends is not the truth.

I would be kidding only myself if I attempted to say that it's been all been easy and wonderful!!

Truth be told... years 5 through 7 were by far the MOST difficult.

There were times we both wanted to throw in the towel, admit defeat and start over (without each other!)

It was hard! We were "growing up", changing, advancing in our careers...We struggled with communication, meeting one another's needs, being sensitive, patient, we were unkind and said ugly ugly things...

It was difficult at best.

BUT...when Brian and I were first married we realized the odds we not in our favor. Not only were we so young but the divorce stats were off the charts without adding the age factor.

We agreed then, that we were "in it" for the long haul. The good times and the bad, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer. We were in this TOGETHER 'till death do us part.

And we meant it.

"Through the years" we have both spent a lot of time on our knees. CHOOSING to love (because we weren't "feeling" it) CHOOSING to forgive (because God knows the other didn't deserve it). And CHOOSING our marriage above all else.

I am SO thankful now in year 15 that Brian and I stuck together through those times. We are who we are today as a result and I wouldn't change a thing!

Our marriage wasn't always easy. We weren't always "in love". Sometimes we don't even like each other and we certainly have had "irreconcilable differences".

But through prayer, determination, hard work, forgiveness and sheer desire our marriage is exactly as our pictures reflect...a happy couple who love each other more than yesterday but less than tomorrow. ♥

*Thank you Lord Jesus for this man you have given to me*.


Anonymous said...

Praise God .... and how He has knit you together. With Him everything is possible!