When Steve and I first married, we lacked communication skills to say the least. One time i busted a door down because he wouldn’t answer me. Plus, there were a few trust issues. I suppose that’s normal when you haven’t even known someone a year and you marry them.
I’ll never forget when we met. Nothing says ‘healthy relationship’ like a booze and pot induced encounter! The proposal was just as romantic. Me: I’m pregnant. Steve: are you sure? Me: yeah I’m sure!! Steve: should we get married? Me: NOT IF YOU DON’T WANT TO! We were married about four months later, with three kids between us and one on the way. That’s the makings of a really good country song right there. Or the makings of a really bad Jerry Springer episode.
This week, March 29th to be exact, we celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. How’d we make it you ask? Only by the grace of God.
When I decided to live for The Lord, Steve saw such a change in me, he started going to church too. He went from someone who wasn’t altogether sure there was a god, to a sold out believer! In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands. Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over. 1 Peter 3:1. Believe that!
When people ask us how long we’ve been married we say “10 years. 20 altogether, but 10 good ones!” Today, I’m thankful for the godly husband I have and our relationship. I’m thankful that there’s nothing God can’t handle. I’m thankful that even when we weren’t concerned with what God wanted, He was still concerned about us! I’m thankful that God is still in the healing and restoring business.
Steve, every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. Philippians 1:3-4