Sunday, October 24, 2010
As a married couple, everyday Tim and I must wake up and decide to be committed to each other and our life together. And being committed means so much more than just wearing our rings and living in the same house. We have to be committed to thinking of each other’s needs, caring about each other’s feelings, supporting each other in everything we do. It truly is a daily choice. We have had days in our marriage where it has been so easy, when we feel close to one another and are enjoying life together and things are fun. But, of course, there have been days when it isn’t so easy too. When we have gotten on each other’s nerves, annoyed each other and even angered each other to the point that it is hard to be in the same room. Yet, we keep choosing, even on the hard days, to love each other. And just like our family, over the years our love has grown.
It was 14 years ago that I married Tim- my husband, my soul mate, my best friend. And though it has not been all easy, all fun, and all wedded bliss, we have faced it all together.
This year, as a tribute to where the last 14 years have taken us, we will celebrate our anniversary at our son’s cub scout pack meeting. I suppose that is appropriate, it is the perfect reminder that marriage is not always a pretty picture of romance and excitement. Marriage is a whole lot of ordinary things, paying bills, taking out the trash, cleaning up after the kids, trying to find a few minutes for adult conversation then finding we have nothing to talk about except for the bills and the kids. But it is beautiful and sacramental just the same and I feel so very blessed to share it all with the love of my life.