Sixteen Years Ago Today, she said “I Do”. I can prove it too, I have it on VHS. I’m pretty sure neither of us knew what we were in for, most especially her. I’m told that I was a pretty crummy partner for at least the first 5 years. What do you say to that? Sorry?
I thought everything was ‘Ok’, little did I know that I really sucked as a new Husband! How bad? She was unhappy enough to consider leaving (only to tell me years later). I had No Idea! It’s so easy to miss the obvious, when you’re only focusing on yourself.
Men have that problem. We’re our own worst enemy: Self (ishness). Think about it…it’s the truth, and the worst part is, we’re reluctant to change! We get comfortable loving ourselves more than anything. Then we marry and now we’re expected to Love someone else as Christ loved the Church (that he laid down his life for it). Who knew, I wonder if we sleep through that part of the pre-marriage counsel?
It took me a while, living with a Very persistent wife, who expected me to be the Husband I agreed to be on that Beautiful day in March 1999, to come to my senses. I’ve still a long way to go/grow, but I think I’m on the right track now. Sixteen years…wow!
Jesus, Thank you for Love-it Never Fails!