It’s been a long journey of both ups and downs, trying to figure out what marriage is, living in different cities for better part of our dating and marriage, trying to push each other to change (still doing so)
But one thing we have came to learn is that marriage is growth and growth takes time. One has to be patient and know that unconditional love is a verb. However that’s not enough, marriage needs God, without Him there is nothing like marriage.
This year as we celebrate this special day, our earnest prayer is that our marriage reflects God’s love. That our marriage will lead others to Christ; our union is not perfect, but through its struggles, restoration and renewal, others will see what God can do.
Marriage requires one to die to self, take up the cross and follow Christ. It’s hard at times and it’s easy to want to throw in the towel but who are we to give up on each other when God has never given up on us.
When I was newly married, I was blinded by the worldly needs, I focused so much on the material things that I forgot his word ‘seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all things shall be added unto you’… ALL THINGS…. Dates, flowers, trips, you name it, both little and big things. He meant ALL.
I changed my prayer line and started seeing things from a clearer angle, I felt very ashamed for pinning my husband over small things yet he was doing so much for me .
The Lord surely did keep His promises. Our God is that faithful.
As we start our 3rd year, the only thing I now want is for my husband to continue putting God first. That’s the greatest gift he could ever give me and our family. He is my miracle, my gift from above and I am forever blessed to be his wife.