Yesterday, as I watched my husband vigorously lift and haul things out of our basement, my heart jumped for joy. These past few years he’s undergone treatment for prostate cancer as well as enduring a small stroke. He’s always had the amazing ability to bounce back from just about any situation.
When we first met, I found him to be funny, charismatic, charming and even a little weird, but then we were only 14 or 15 years old. We remained friends throughout high school and in our senior year, finally started dating. The rest is history and this year we’ll celebrate 52 years together as husband and wife.
He managed to have a great career, but not without struggle. He started three different businesses in those years and each one led to a new adventure and challenge. Things were not always a bed of roses for us, but the result of our growing up together has bonded us into one being over all this time
People often ask what the secret is for the longevity of our marriage. I really can’t narrow that question down to one answer, but I feel we’ve been able to survive through one challenge after another with God as the head of our house. The only time we seem to have problems is when we forget about that and start thinking of our own selfish needs. When you make a commitment to share your life with another, you better be serious about working hard at making it work.
When you marry for life, you’re setting yourself on equal footing with your spouse. You are two separate individuals, with similar or different interests, but always with each other as your best friend.
Yesterday, God gave my husband the strength to move mountains.. Today we have a double date with the chiropractor. Talk about togetherness.