Friday, March 11, 2011
Hello all you lovely bloggers out there! I have missed you dearly! I am guilty of neglecting my blog as of late but I am feeling better now and have a few things to share with you.
The above journal page I completed a few weeks ago but had not posted it. It was right after Valentines Day, I remember because I had originally planned on posting it on Valentines day but didn't get it finished on time. I wasn't feeling particularily romantic this year as I was still in pain from having my Appendix out! However, I just had my 6 week check-up with the surgeon and got a clean bill of health (for that matter anyway)!
While creating this page my thoughts were carried off through the many wonderful years of marriage I have shared with my hubbub. Not all years were wonderful but because we had God and each other they were the best years of my life. Marriage is not always a walk in the park, it takes effort from both sides to make it work. God and communication are the key and when struggles arise you face them together and come out stronger. I am saddened by how many people we know who are or have gone through divorce... I cannot tell you why it happens. I wish that every married couple had the foundation of the Lord to help strengthen their marriage, but sadly they do not. I cannot say that my marriage is perfect, no marriage is perfect but we try hard to work together and love one another through lifes many trials.
When I think back over my marriage I see the many stages, almost like watching our children grow from infancy to young adults now. We were young and naive newlyweds out to conquer the world with HUGE expectations of each other, lives all planned out nice and neat. Like a whirlwind came the kids and the learning, growing and physical testing of our energy. Our plans for our lives on the back burner as we discovered what parenthood was all about. Then came the trials and tribulations as we struggled through my depression, hubbub raising the kids on his own for many years... as I came back to the surface slowly I would contribute as I could. It was a testing time for our marriage and we grew stronger together through it. We learned that we cannot do it on our own but need God to guide us, strengthen us and give us wisdom to be the man and woman He created us to be.
"It is not good for man to be alone, so God created a companion for him" (see Genesis). Marriage is GOOD. It fills me, provides a best friend to laugh, love, pray and live with. I am so blessed to have my Hubbub in my life. Thank you God for giving me the perfect mate, for blessing our marriage and our home. I pray for other marriages, that they are just as blessed, if not more blessed. May Your presence be known and seen in them Dear Lord. Amen.
Praying you all have a wonderful weekend. I may be posting some more within the next couple of days.
Hugs and many blessings to you.
Posted by Kelly Watts at 10:20 AM