Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Marriage Poem

My husband and I got married over 15 years ago!  Man, I feel old!

Have I ever told you how we entered our reception hall?  (Keep in mind, my husband is the KING of practical jokes.) 

He purchased foam-disc-shooters shaped like the star ship enterprise—enough for most of our wedding party-- and encouraged them to go full-auto on the guests as we came through the doors.  I kid you not. 

It still makes me laugh just thinking about all those mouths hanging open as they ducked the discs!  Lol!

Where does time go? 

And where are those blasters??  I bet the boys would love those things!

More importantly, though, how is the marriage we began that day holding up?  Are we closer today than we were when we made our promises?  Some days, I would say, “YES!”  And others, I would say, “Mmm, ask me tomorrow.”  Right? :)  

Let’s face it, the moment our first needy newborn crossed our threshold, our focus shifted.  Hobbies and things we once did together for fun, often got pushed to the rear of the stove. 

We don’t mean to neglect ourselves or our spouses.  But caring for a family takes time.  And there’s only so much to go around. 

So how do we keep our families intact? How do we protect our marriages?  Do we need to focus more on our spouses?  Less on our children? 

Or is it something else altogether?

A pastor I went to college with posted this to facebook last week and it’s so well said, I wanted to share it.  Coming on the heals of Valentines Day when we declare our love, this is a powerful poem that will make you think.   

What does it take, to be the partner God calls you to be?  

“It’s not the love that sustains the promise.  It’s the promise that sustains the love.” 

“We don’t fall out of love, we fall out of repentance.”

Wow. I think he hit the nail on the head, don’t you?


Mari said...

I love it! I love how you guys came in to the reception too - great story to pass down to your kids. :)

in the coop said...

Wish I could have been at your reception! Sounds like a great time.
The promise most definitely sustains the love. I pray that my husband and I can teach and show our children that this is true.