Today is a very important day in my life. It is mine and Buddy’s (my husband) 21st wedding anniversary!
And after all these years together, I can not imagine finishing the rest of my life with anyone else.
We have had good years, exceptional years, and years that I thought were going to tear us apart. But when I look back, I realize it was the “firing”process which melded us into “two becoming one.”
Let me tell you, God has been exceptionally kind to us and showered many blessings upon our lives. He also molded us, cracked us, and reconstructed us again. You see to truly become a new creation, you must first be broken, and rebuilt. And in a Christian marriage, God must remove your worldly blinders so you can see the true treasure standing by your side!
Now, if you think love is about the tingling sensations and the outer beauty of the person in front of your eyes. You have been hood winked by the world. Because the truth is, love is about rolling around in the mud and muck of life together, having each other’s backs, helping each other with their dreams, and at the end of the day…shutting the door on the whole world! Remember “two becoming one” statement?
Oh, I can hear the sarcasm in your voice asking me, “What makes your marriage so special and you an authority on marriage?”
Only God is the real authority on marriage. And for every marriage self help book you can read, there is a bible verse relating to your situation. I have personally researched it.
As for myself, I can tell you what works for us. So, I will share with you, some of my most cherished reasons for why our marriage works.
Our marriage motors down life’s road because of his yin to my yang. We are the perfect puzzle pieces.
We constantly find ourselves laughing with each other and at our own selves.
Buddy and I remember to accept each other’s weaknesses and to ask forgiveness as well as to forgive.
We remind each other that we are in this marriage for life!
The one important question we ask the other one is, “Did I tell you that I love you, today?”
Oh yes, we smile a lot at each other and hold hands!
The rest is only stuff, life lessons you learn along the way. Our marriage is not perfect and there is not a single earthly plan which makes a marriage work. The best architect to hire for your marriage is God! He builds them on solid rocks and nurtures them like a gardener tending to a prize rose.
God gave Buddy to me and me to Buddy! A perfect gift we will share throughout eternity!
I pray God will bless you with your perfect gift, for traveling through life!