Some gifts come and some gifts go, and some stand the test of time.
Like the plaque that was given to us by good friends on our wedding day, 36 years ago this past Monday. It has been hanging on our bedroom wall ever since. It reads:
Lord, helps us to remember
when we first met and the
strong love that grew
between us, to see the
good within the other, and
find answer to all our
problems. Help us to say
kind and loving things
and make us big enough to
ask forgiveness of the
other. We put our marriage
into your hands.
In other words: Lord, help us to quarrel fairly, be patient in stupid times, have courage in tough times, and love at all times.
Kids, take note. In marriage, as in life in general, God must be at the center. He has seen us through so much, and we are so immensely grateful.
Do you have a gift that has stood the test of time? And what are you thankful for today?
Until next Thursday’s post…si Dios quiere.
“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”
“Some of the freckles I once loved are now closer to liver spots. But it’s still the eyes we look at, isn’t it? That’s where we found the other person, and find them still.”
“Marriage is not a word — it is a sentence.”