23 YEARS AND COUNTING…

On Sunday, we celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary!  Twenty three years of laughter and tears.  Twenty three years of blessings, happiness and contentment.  Marriage has been good to me and for me. IMG_1402 I love this man and I am confident in his love for me.  I am confident not so much in him though, but more so, in the God, in him.  I know he will always love me, as long as he loves the Lord.  Because I know, he loves the Lord more than he loves me, I am secure in his love.  IMG_1412 God has used this institution called marriage to grow me, spiritually.  Before I got married, I was self-centered and selfish (yes, I was a Christian then too).   I hated to be unsure about things and didn’t like the feeling of insecurity.  I have learnt to rely less on me and more on the Lord, because making plans does not always ensure fruition.   I have learnt to take the Lord at His Word; when He makes a promise, He keeps it.  I have learnt that in order to be better than just an average wife, I have to give the Lord first place in my life.  I have learnt to monitor my thoughts and be deliberate in my duties, with regards to my role as a wife.  The other side of that coin is to allow my feelings or circumstances to dictate my actions, which at times, I am still apt to do.  IMG_1409Marriage has been good for me; I have come to the conclusion that I cannot control people, to make them do what I want.  I also cannot always control, nor manipulate my circumstances to get out of it what I want.  Ultimately, I have learnt to trust the Lord, as a result of being married.  Cheers to another twenty three years!   IMG_1403