Sunday, November 17, 2019
Today is our 46th wedding anniversary. WHo would have thought back then we would be married this long?
We first met in college.
We have changed a lot since then.
Learning to live with and love another person can be challenging at times.
One of the biggest lessons I have learned is to always expect the best of the other person and give him the benefit of the doubt. Believe in him and love him. Even when times get tough. Even when I am upset.
ONe of the hardest lessons for me was being totally vulnerable and open. Doing that makes it so much easier to get hurt. It took me many years to feel confident enough to share. WHen first married I would squash everything down, not wanting to make waves.
When the kids came along it was another tricky road to navigate. Hubby was used to having all of my attention. SUddenly there were little ones who took up a lot of my time and attention. At first he was kind of jealous.
ALl of our married life I had to deal with his mother and sister not liking me. I will not go into details, but it was awful. My counsellor told me most marriages do not survive what I went through.
Love is what held us together then and it is what holds us together now.
My DH is very good to me. He exemplifies the Biblical mandate to love your wife. He goes above and beyond. He will tell anyone that he has learned how to love unconditionally from me. We make a good team.
I hope we will have many more years together.
Have a great day.