I was talking with a friend the other day. We had heard about a woman whose husband had lost his job through his neglect. She is currently divorcing him. It made us stop and think and appreciate what we have! This year I will be married to the same man for 40 years! It seems amazing, but I’m certain it is only by God’s grace! I’m nothing special, not “Suzy-home-maker” by any means, just someone ordinary who found someone special when I was in the 7th grade. He told me that as soon as we met, that I was the girl he was going to marry! Wow! Don’t get me wrong. We’re not perfect, and there is no such thing as a perfect marriage! What there is, is committment and the determination to stay together for life! All of this made me think of a poem I wrote a couple of years ago. Here it is re-worked a little bit.
You have loved me forever I never knew why.
So teasing and kind to someone so shy.
You gave yourself freely. We started a life;
You as my husband, me as your wife.
You were lover and friend, the other half of my soul;
two sides of a coin together made whole.
You were father, provider, anchor to tears;
steadfast and faithful through days, weeks and years.
We are wrinkled and older and you are still here.
My heart song, my match, the one I hold dear.
In happiness and joy through losses and pain;
stable and true, always the same.
A gift from above sharing my life.
How blessed I have been to have been your wife!
Oh how I love you!