December 9th will begin our 27th year of marriage. I’ve been stretched beyond what I thought capable. I’ve grown more than I’d imagined. I’ve felt more than I ever dreamed possible.
The complexity of two as one is beautiful, messy and intricate. And worth it.
Although there are more than three keys to a whole marriage, here’s a few that have been vital for me:
*Open your heart to love. Receive it—even if you don’t know how to love. You will learn as it’s being done to you.
*Protect the one you love—at all costs.
*It’s good not to see eye to eye on all things. In fact, that’s what makes for a great partnership. But it’s vital to see things from your partner’s perspective. Truly work at understanding their point of view.
Our marriage is perfectly imperfect. It’s molding us into who we are meant to be. One embrace at a time, one disagreement at a time.
One day, I will step through the veil and be made perfect. Seeing clearly that it was he who helped me arrive.