Think of it this way~ two opposite individuals in every way thrown together every day in all kinds of hard situations. Morning breath, snoring, menstrual periods, work, dirty diapers, rebellious teens....and on and on the list goes. Add to that, sickness, mundane daily chores, money problems! Aaah! Is it any wonder that today's marriages kick the bucket after only a few years?
For Sam and I, the rough times solidified our love for one another. We "stuck it out" when our love grew cold. YES! Your love can grow cold towards one another. Life as we know it, can snuff out even the most relentless love affair.
This June 5, we celebrated thirty years of marriage, together. We are not perfect by any means. We are just broken and redeemed. Life's circumstances broke us, and God poured His glory and grace, His healing virtues, His mercy and love into us, and saved us from ourselves. Oh, what wonder and power the Father has given to us!
Because in between the stretching and growing, He has given to us light, laughter, love, three beautiful young daughters, and thirty wonderful, soul satisfying years together!
We celebrated our marriage in Virginia where we could enjoy the beauty of the James River and Busch Gardens.
On the log flume ride at Busch Gardens we watched the people in front of us cool off by the drops of water that gently sprayed them in the descent of their boats down the ride.We got on board our "log" headed down the sharp decline and hit a wall of water that soaked Sam in the front seat and proceeded to dump water into my lap. We were soaked.Sometimes, in life, you hit a wall. It can get you down or it can make you stronger. If you are struggling in what appears to be a "dead-end" marriage, I have three words for you~ stick through it! God will honor your perseverance and you will reap the rewards in the end.