Thursday, February 28, 2013
Relationships That Last Forever!
This Chris August Song "Restore" got me to thinking about my own marriage. Wow, we have had a great run! 33 years and counting. We will celebrating our 34th year of meeting this month on the 14th. We are in some ways very much the same people. Mike has a quirky sense of humor. I love to play and steal his french fries.
What is different? We love each other so much more! And know each other a whole lot better. I know that we can still surprise each other, but it's rare. My smile just turn up in one corner. My husband is really full of surprises. His wit, humor and the way his mind works never cease to amaze and amuse me.
I'm sure I am in many ways still a bit of an enigma to him. But he has a nickname for me from the Little Rascals and I know if I do something zany, he will simply smile, shrug his shoulders and say, that's ... (no I am not telling you which character I am)! lol
We are a team and a strong one. With God at the helm and my husband at point guard. I run interference and try to balance the grocery budget, without dropping too many cans. God calls the plays and we try to run with the ball without fumbling too much. The fact that I can write in sports analogies is testimony to our 33 year long marriage and the many football games we have watched together. If it didn't make any sense, that's the part where I wasn't paying attention.
I love my husband, Mike. He doesn't bug me, nor is he disrespectful or derogatory or rude. I have nothing bad to say about him and a lot of good to say. He is caring, a wonderful partner in laughter and fun making and love and all that sort of stuff. He's not a bad cook, he can do laundry, clean floors and bring home the bacon. He loves God, small children, dogs...gee I don't know what more you could want in a guy!
He is not critical of me. There I guess that's enough!
I try always to respect him. That means a lot to men and other living things. I honor him with my words and the way I conduct myself. I don't flirt with other guys. Well, I try not to. And I love the things that he loves. I love our daughter always. I love the way he makes me feel about myself.
How do you build a relationship like this? You should be lovers. And, I know you should be friends. Always live with lots of love. Faith. Be good to each other and unselfish. And it doesn't hurt to recite I Corinthians 13: The Love Chapter of the Bible to each other at your wedding, verse by verse, back and forth and try to live the words as you have spoken them. With God's help, of course.
Also, listen to this video my Chris August, it'll help put you in the right frame of mind. Have a lovely day! Lib