Today is my 8th wedding anniversary! There are so many cliché things I could say about how wonderful my husband is, and how just being with him makes me a better person. But, I’m not going to say that. Anyone who has been married (or in a committed relationship) can tell you there are many different “seasons” to a marriage. If I were to label this last year of our marriage, I would call it a season of “change.”
A year ago something happened in our lives, and in our marriage, and it forced us to make a difficult decision. We all know the Bible verse that states “wives be submissive to your husbands,” right? Well, if you know me, then you know I am not submissive…to anyone. But, a year ago, I gave in. For the first time in 7 years, I put my trust in God and in my husband that he would make the right decision for our family. His choice was not the easy choice, or the popular choice…but a year later, I can see it was the best choice. It was the best choice for us, and for our marriage.
That may sound strange, saying it was “the best choice for our marriage.” What about our kids? Well, I’ve come to realize over the last year that by putting our marriage first, we are putting our children first.
Happy Anniversary Shawn!
“All that I’m after is a life full of laughter
As long as I’m laughin’ with you
I’m thinkin’ that all that still matters is love ever after
After the life we’ve been through
‘Cause I know there’s no life after you.”