We will be approaching our 2 year wedding anniversary next month. I can't believe it! So many things I have learned, and so many things yet to learn. And what have I learned these past 2 years??
Marriage is a commitment, something people should take seriously. As much fun as it is, it's also a lot of selflessness, work, and love (even when you feel like the other doesn't deserve it.)
The best example of a great marriage has been my parents. My parents are approaching 33 of marriage next month, and they are just so fun to be around. 33 years is impressive, but what's more impressive are all the hardships they went through & overcame, and the love they still have for one another. Some couples are married for they same amount of time, but feel like they are living with a stranger and no longer in love. I've also seen that, and its quite sad. Seeing that breaks my heart just because I know the excitement one feels when you find the right one, and I know at some point they felt that way for one another, and then I think, "what happened?" And that's what I don't want. The in between "what happened" stage. How do you prevent that?
Well, I don't know, being that I've been married for 2 years, but what I do know is that my marriage is not just a commitment to Ralph, but to God as well. We respect, love, support, and communicate with each other. We are honest, faithful, and just love even in the bad of times. And what always helps me, is praying for husband when I am upset with him. Why? Because I tend to get over it while I pray. It's kind of hard to be mad at someone you're praying for.
I am not expert on marriage, nor claiming to be, but just sharing what I have learned thus far. I know I will have to re-read this in the bad times to remind myself, because let's face it, marriage come with problems, swallowing your pride, and unexpected twist & turns. But not giving up on each other, I think, is key.
A little advice from a long time married couple- "Don't give up."
Seems so fitting. Found the image here.
I am loving marriage so far. Obviously, we both will change, have changed, but that's what makes it exciting. I know that I will forever be learning more about him because marriage is an ongoing experience. I am grateful for that.