On Friday October 12, 1973 my husband and I partner together and started building our house (marriage). We stood before our family and friends … took a solemn vow for better days and for worse days; if we would be rich or if we be poor; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish until death do us part.
It wasn’t until years after that I fully understood every word that I had agreed to on Friday October 12, 1973.
The reality of married life includes: major personal adjustments; the crazy world of raising children; mountains of bills every month; sudden sicknesses; major disagreements leading to heartbreaks etc …. these all are major tests of the foundation of a marriage.
A marriage is like a house:
- The foundation does more than hold a house together, it keeps out moisture, insulates against the cold, and resists movements around it. The foundation is meant to last forever
- Building materials can improve the value
- Fencing is important. It keeps intruders at bay and let others know the boundary lines
- Maintenance is the process of keeping something in good condition
- Cherish the things that show it has aged over the generations
The house ALWAYS needs maintenance. If we are not building up each other then the house will not withstand the pressure.
Today, my husband and I have made it to a grand total of:
- 44 years
- 16,060 days
- 385,440 hours
- 23,126,400 minutes
- 4 children
- 6 grandchildren
- Sons-in-laws are our bonuses
There’s nothing like Loyalty. Either you are…or…you are not. There’s no ifs or buts …
Our faith in God has carried us through hard times.
I’m thankful for all the good and the bad; the tears and the laughter; the pain and the healing; the darkness and the light; the losses and the wins – they have definitely contributed to who I am today.
I’m happy for where I am today. I’m grateful for where I will be tomorrow. I’m humbled for where I will be in the future.
My tomorrows make my past look easy. ♥️♥️♥️♥️