Today I celebrate my Twenty-Second wedding anniversary!
Bryan and I have had many adventures, we’ve grown together, we’ve grieved together, we’ve argued and we’ve laughed. That’s what relationships are all about, sharing the many aspects that make us human. We both don’t live up to each other’s expectations at times, and at other times we’ve far exceeded each other’s expectations.
Bryan is one of my earliest memories. For my fourth birthday, my father took me just a mile down our red clay country road to a small house. A pony was waiting for me, but a blonde-headed, blue-eyed boy was what caught my attention. My mother said that after that day I didn’t want babydolls with brown hair and eyes like mine, I wanted the blonde, blue eyed dolls.
Sixteen years passed by and a pair of familiar blue eyes showed up at my front door late one night. It was the boy all grown up, needing help. He had landed his car sideways in a deep ditch below my mother’s house.
Was it fate or destiny? I truly believe that God answered a prayer that night. After my father’s death, life for me wasn’t so fabulous. The dreams I once had changed. Things that meant the most became family. My prayer became, “God, please send me a godly husband, that will love you, love his family and enjoy a simple life with me.” How did I even know how to pray that at age twelve, sixteen, and eighteen?
The bible says that our high places are the tests, trials, the mountains to climb and deep valleys to struggle through, they bring out the best in us. My losses and sufferings caused me to realize what a blessing it is to have someone in your life that loves you and you enjoy being with.
Everyday I thank God for Bryan, he means so much to me and I appreciate all that he has done to make my life such a joy.
Take the time to show appreciation to those in your life that bring you joy. Life passes like a blade of grass, here today, gone tomorrow. Don’t let your life pass by being angry or upset over little things that in the vastness of time really won’t matter.