Yesterday was my parents anniversary. They have now been married 42 years and one day.
I love the example that their marriage is to all who meet them. They truly enjoy each other. Yes, they can also drive each other batty - just like every other marriage - but they really love to be together. They still take little get-aways together. They smile when talking about the other. And oh! do they make each other laugh! Dad makes Mom laugh till she cries.
I was once talking to an older couple who had also been married quite a few years more than Rod and I and the comment was made that the older you get the less you need romance etc.
That made me sad. It made me sad that this kind of thinking is even out there and it made me sad for this couple.
God didn't make marriage to be that way. He wants us to be excited by our marriage partner all of the time. God wants us to laugh till we cry with our spouse and still seek our spouse out of a crowd. Love changes and grows over time and that is to be expected. Marriage takes work - just like our relationship with Jesus takes work. Oh the work is so worth it! I see how worth it is in my parents' eyes when they talk of each other and feel how much it is worth it when I think of my own hubby!
I hope that when Rod and I have been married for 42 years plus a day that we still revel in each other as much as we do now. But multiplied by each year!
Thanks Mom and Dad for the great example! :)