When we tied the knot, we didn’t really know what we were getting into. (Nobody does, according to my grandma).
Since then we’ve
Said “Good morning” about 4700 times
Eaten over 9400 meals together
Survived 9 years of graduate school
Bought a house
Witnessed the birth of our two sons
Walked with each other through numerous job-related stressors, including a job from hell (that mercifully lasted less than a month)
Apologized a lot
And learned to keep short accounts
One important gift we can give to our kids is an example of sticking to one’s commitments and being “all in” – even when it’s hard or messy or feelings get hurt. Because the joy that results is worth the effort.
Thirteen years later we both still say, “I do.” With God’s help. No matter what.