I love marriage, being married – my marriage. It is unthinkable to be writing that Mary and I are soon married for 41 years and more in love. It is amazing to be at this place, such a good place. I love “old love.” We’re not as fast as we used to be and neither are we as pain-free, but seriously, love that grows old with someone…there’s nothing like it. At this end of the spectrum, I have something to share about marriage and here are a few of those things:
- I love that marriage provides a best friend and companion.
- I love coming home, after a work trip, to my wife and our familiar surroundings.
- I love that marriage forces me to look out for another before myself and teaches me to serve.
- I love how marriage deals with my own personal selfishness.
- I love how marriage is helping to conform me into a better, more godly person.
- I love the agreement that we now find in almost everything.
- I love our differences because they complete me.
- I love mature love because it stretches me to go deeper with the one God gave to me.
- I love that we have faced numerous challenges and become closer through them, especially by praying together.
- I love being married to someone who daily chooses us.
I love you, Mary, happy Valentine’s Day!