IMG_20130503_071838The other morning, as I stood on the steps, I watched Robert back out of the garage to leave for work. He put the car into drive, turned to me, blew me a kiss and held up his hand formed in the “I love you” sign.  I returned the kiss and the sign and waved good-bye as he drove away.

As I breathed my prayer of thanks to God for this man He has given me, I pondered…it hasn’t always been this way.

We started out head-over-heels in love with each other.

Then reality set in. Jobs, kids, the regular stresses of everyday life.

As we held on to God and to each other, we navigated this thing called life.

Over the years, we did this little dance…we came together and we drifted apart a little. I think that’s kinda natural.

The part that is beyond natural, maybe even super-natural, however, is that we keep coming closer and closer together.

Life just keeps getting sweeter. The trials and stresses haven’t stopped, but we have changed.

In the midst of everything, we have learned that clinging to God and holding on to each other were the keys.

And those little things like blowing kisses and “I love you” signs hold us together and remind us that no matter what, we’ve always got each other. Even on the tough days, the days when there’s more to do than seems possible to accomplish, the days when we just want to quit, we know that we’re going to make it.

Today, if you wonder if life (marriage) is ever going to get better, let me tell you this: if He has done it for me (and He has!), He can do it for you. Cling to God. Hold on to your husband. Look for the things that make you feel connected to him and do those things more.

Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV)

Much love,


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