Wednesday, February 18, 2015

thirty-five



*love is-

this weekend my husband & i
will celebrate our thirty-fifth wedding anniversary!

sometimes it doesn't even seem possible
that we have been together that long.
i mean, that is a LONG time.
but, then i think about all the
memories; the good and the bad
that we have experienced together

-in sickness & in health.

he is really just a part of me.
the two make a whole.
i can't imagine my life without him!

no need to hit the rewind button.

no do-overs needed.

but, let me tell you this:
marriage is work!

*love is not proud.

i have been around far too many people who are just
trying to convince themselves and
all their friends on social media,
going on and on about their sweetie...gushing and oozing...
just how wonderfully perfect their marriage and their lives are!

okay...who are you trying to convince? me or you?

*love does not boast. is not self-seeking.

our marriage is good &
i am happy & content
but, i don't feel the need to convince myself or others
how happily married we are.

*love never fails.

marriage is a commitment and it does take work.

but, it IS worth it!

*love always trusts. is not easily angered.

i do not want my daughters (all married now)
to ever think it is a cake walk!
that we haven't had to work at it
because we have.
it isn't always
sunshine  & roses!

our faith in our marriage
and faith in God
have been the key to making it work!

we couldn't have done it without God.
or without our faith in Him and in our marriage.

*love protects. hopes. perseveres.

we love each other
and we both think our marriage is worth the effort!

*love is patient. love is kind.

i am more than happy to say that i still LOVE the man
that i said, "YES" to thirty five years ago.


we are blessed.
thank you, Jesus.

*it never fails.




1 Cor. 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails

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2 comments:

Say What? said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! And I love your honesty. Having just celebrated our 25th, I get it. ;)

dandelionfleur said...

Happy Anniversary! I completely agree--it's no cakewalk--but it's been the biggest blessing in my life. I just used those verses in a blog I wrote--every time I read the verses something new pops out. Love the way you broke them down.