Monday, November 25, 2013

25 on 25 - Believe the Best

I embarked on the adventure of a lifetime on March 25th, 1989. That was the day I got married to my wonderful husband.

As we are approaching our 25th anniversary in March, over the next couple of months on the 25th I'll try to share some of what I've learned on this journey.

Even in your darkest days, don't ever quit on your marriage. Believe the best of each other as this will sustain you when it appears that their aim in life is to perpetually annoy you. If you believe the best of each other, you will know that this is not true. As a young mother, I was OVERWHELMED with all that it took to being a mother, a wife, maintaining a house, working outside of home -  just to name a few. In this state, I only saw things from my vantage point and it never seemed like my husband was doing enough to help me and this manifested itself in ugly ways. The reality was, we were both overwhelmed and each of us was doing our damnedest to make things work. Some of this stuff is unavoidable, but as you mature you learn to view and respond to things differently.

But now that we've made it this far, we know now that it is all right. We're better able to talk and have the hard conversations.

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 (I love this verse!)

We both know that we are loved and we don't take that lightly.


  1. Such a great post! Looking forward to reading these until March!

  2. Thank you for sharing this lesson because I am right there in the thick of this stage of life right now and harbor similar feelings. I could definitely express my self in a more loving manner sometimes. :)

  3. Welcome to Club 25 . . . it is a very nice place to be.

    Looking forward to offering you my congratulations on the upcoming milestone.

  4. I needed this today. Smoochy and I seem to be smack dab in the middle of a finger pointing fest. I need to woo sah, take a deep breath, pray, and press on.


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