Marriage is a journey between two persons. The chapters you write together would pre- determine the legacy you leave behind. My husband and I begun our journey at 18 years old and what a journey it has been. We both were young, but he was the mature one with lots of life’s experiences growing up with a pretty aged father who was not in the best of health. He learnt from an early age to be a man and to handle responsibilities. I on the other hand grew up very naive and immature with little or no responsibility having older siblings and both parents monitoring my every move.
When my husband wrote a letter to my parents requesting permission to marry me, my father wasn’t reluctant as he said to him – “You always make her laugh”. My wedding day was very simple and sad to say, there aren’t any pictures to show because my big brother who was the photographer – let’s just say we have no wedding photos of our 1973 wedding day😂🙆🏾
Out of our forty-two plus years of marriage, we produced four wonderful daughters who have made us proud to be called their parents. Our four daughters are all happily married raising their families. All together they have given us five grandkids with one more on the way. Our life was not perfect but we bowed our head and together we and weathered the storms.
We made lots and lots of mistakes both in our married life and in parenting, but grateful to God that none was irrepairble. There are many times during our years of marriage, I look back and I am still baffled at how we made it through the difficult years. God kept us and carried – “Even to your old age I am He, and even to hair white with age will I carry you. I have made, and I will bear; yes, I will carry and will save you.” Isaiah 46:4 AMP
Today, I am the happiest married woman on planet earth. Everything I have lost in the fire, God has blessed me doubly for it. My husband makes me feel like a Queen and there is nothing that he wouldn’t do to make me happy. We travel the world and have more pictures that can fit in a Year Book – no pictures from our 1973 wedding. It’s now only two of us just as our life started and we would not trade it for anything in the world. Marriage is not a competition, but it’s a commitment made in Heaven.
The beginning of marriage is like a ship making a maneuver, the start is always the most difficult turn, but once the turn is taken then it’s smooth sailing.