Friday, February 19, 2016

Marriage 101 ( 29 years and counting)

Whoever says marriage was easy is either lying or living in a fantasy world. Jim and I will celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary on Sunday, February 21. It's crazy to think that we have been married that long as I can still remember celebrating my parents 25th anniversary and thinking how old they were!

 It's crazy how time is, sometimes it seems a lifetime ago and sometimes it seems like yesterday we walked down the isle. I had just turned 19 two months before and I thought I knew everything there was to know about marriage, how hard could it be right?! 

Well, the truth is it is hard! Very hard!!! When they say through sickness and in health through good and bad till death do us part they are not kidding.  It takes a lot of work, dedication, selflessness, understanding and most of all love to make it through the ups and downs of life together.

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Being married 29 years we have been through most everything there is to go through. Buying a house, selling a house, getting jobs, loosing jobs, money problems, the birth of babies, and the losses too. We have held each other in sickness's and stayed up talking all night when we couldn't sleep. We have had major heartaches with our kids and shed many tears. We have said goodbye to love ones together, and we have welcomed a new son-in-law to our family and grandson into the world.
 See marriages are so much more than saying I do and living happily ever after. They are saying I will forever be dedicated to this person and put them and there needs before mine and be understanding at their worst times.

Probably ought to write this in my vows., haha:

So here we are celebrating 29 years. I have to say that the last couple of years for many reasons have been some of the hardest, but we have held on together and been there for one another.

We pray the next decades of our lives get easier as the kids get older but if not we will turn to each other for love and support because that's what marriage is all about!!!

I'm not one to share a lot about my Christianity but this bible verse is so profound about marriage and what it really means that I had to share...

Mark 10:6-9 

“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made male and female.’ 
‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 
and the two will become one flesh.’So they are no longer two, but one flesh.
Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Have a great weekend everyone!