Sunday, May 03, 2015

A Sunday thought... On Marriage

I'm one of the older gals where I teach. Lots of young, single teachers on our hallways these days. They don't stay single long. Slowly but surely, we're marrying them off one at a time. Last year it was Rachel, this year it's Kayla. Who knows who will be next? Being around all that young love makes me reflect on my marriage - what's right and good about it, and what I should be working on...
In my early years of marriage I would say my cooking was good enough to eat, and that's about all I would say. But, now I've had too many years of practice to count, and a mom and friends who have advised and shared recipes with me. And, guess what? All that practice and guidance has paid off. I'm a decent cook - when I have (make) time to do it. To me, marriage works the same way. It takes a little time, effort, and practice. It's not a sprint. It can be a 50, 60, even 70 year marathon. Unfortunately, that's not the way some see it. Expecting perfection, expecting to figure it all out immediately, expecting to know how to do life in a way that makes you both happy doesn't usually happen right away. But we live in a right away, this moment society. Can you imagine investing your money that way? Taking it out of every fund that doesn't make money right away? There would never be much of a return to pocket. You see my point.

We had Kayla's wedding shower this week at work. Here's what I wrote in my gift card that inspired my food for thought today:

Congratulations! Best wishes to you both! Very excited for you. Don't forget, being a good wife or a good husband is like anything else - it takes practice! Be patient, be kind, be supportive and the miracle and the magic of marriage will be yours for a lifetime!

"And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you."   Ephesians 4:32

Have a great week -



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