We have been together for almost 19 years now and I think I love him more today...if that's possible.
He'd be so embarrassed if he knew I was writing this....so I will keep things short and to the point :)
Has our marriage been perfect and easy all of time?
Well...no. It wasn't supposed to be.
But he has made life easier for me with his constant forgiveness, his understanding, his guidance and protection over our family.
He puts our needs above his own.
Our thoughts and lives are so forever deeply intertwined that I find myself thinking of him throughout the day and anticipating seeing him again.
Even on a rough day.
Love is a multitude of emotions and experiences!
We have kids that are getting older, and I have found myself wanting to prepare them for the future.
I ran across this article and thought it was just so perfectly written.
Perhaps you have seen it?
I read it to all of my kids, because it is never too early to instill that kind of view towards God's intention of marriage and happiness.
More so, that happiness is there if you follow God's design.
Life is NOT perfect, marriage will never be perfect, because WE are not perfect.
But to try again.
To forgive, and encourage.
To bring the best out in our spouse and family.
To talk good about our family....to choose to love....that is where it's at.
To those of you who are in a troubled marriage, and are reading this, know you are in my prayers.
My intent in posting this is to encourage, because I found the letter uplifting, but I know some of us are hurting.
I also know that I would NEVER encourage someone to stay in a marriage if there is danger to their life or their children's lives! This letter does not state this thought....rather to forgive silly mistakes. Abuse is never a silly mistake.
I hope you have a lovely weekend!