I am the luckiest girl alive! I married the man of my dreams 17 years ago and I’m still madly in love with him TODAY!!! Thank you, God!!!
Sure, there have been bumps in the road, stretches of desolate miles and a few cliff hangers, but all in all the last 17 years have been good to both of us. Grace, mercy, forgiveness and a few slamming doors have helped us travel this journey, but LOVE has made it work.
Not the sappy love with pink and red hearts, but the love given to us by our Heavenly Father. His love has given us the strength, courage and stamina to live through the good and bad times of marriage.
I am positive that I was not listening when others told me how hard marriage was before I got married. However, I’m glad I didn’t realize the fortitude and endurance marriage takes because I sure would not have wanted it to change my mind or scare me away from spending my life with Lee.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
There have been plenty of times for both of us when it seemed easier to give up then to face another day of trials and turmoil, but God has strategically guided us through each season of doubt and despair to another season of joy and triumph.
We are the quintessential couple of opposites attract: He is an engineer, I am a journalist; he doesn’t like a crowd, I like a party; he is logical, I am emotional; he plans everything, I plan nothing; he doesn’t talk much, I can talk to a brick wall (and do sometimes)!
We couldn’t be more different, but he makes me laugh and he gives the best smooches in the whole world. A girl couldn’t ask for more.
I have no idea what the road ahead looks like or what we will have to endure, but I know with God’s help Lee and I will be traveling it hand-in-hand.
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” 1Peter 4:8
Some Wisdom for Today: Proverbs 5:15-19 – Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets? Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you. Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.