My one exception…

3 years of marriage today.

I’m not really into PDAs (Public Displays of Affection) – particularly on things like Facebook, twitter and whatever the latest social media site there is. I figure I’d prefer to just talk to my husband, face to face, since we live together. But I’m making an exception for today, as I reflect on the last slightly crazy year of our lives together.

My experience of marriage is pretty amazing, and for this I feel incredibly blessed. I often feel like the reason we have it so ‘easy’ in our marriage, the reason it’s so good, is because of our joint mission. Our joint purpose. Our togetherness that comes from being  ‘different’ from this world.  In our wedding ceremony, Michael and I featured a poem we both love that  reminds us of this…

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;    
 
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
 
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
 
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
                                                                                -Robert Frost.

 

So, what do I have to say after being married to my favourite person in the whole world for the past three years?

Michael, Thank  you. The reality is a million times better than I could have imagined.

Thank you for choosing me over and over and over again.

Thank you for knowing me as well as you know yourself, and loving me anyway.

Thank you for sharing my vision for this world, so much so that it feels like a miracle.

Thank you for taking the road less travelled with me, and reminding me why we chose that path.

I love you.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” -Lao Tzu

3 responses to “My one exception…

  1. Happy Anniversary Michael and Kim and may the years to come continue to bless you both as you share life’s journey together. You have achieved so much – your love shines through and is beautiful to see. I think it was Elizabeth Tudor who said “it is marvellous in my sight”. May God bless you, walk with and remain with you both always.

  2. Happy Anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been 3 years! I’d forgotten you used the Robert Frost poem in your wedding – it’s one of my favourites! Here’s to many, many, many more happy years and a hope that my marriage will be as wonderful as yours. Lots and lots of love, always! xoxo

  3. Kim, thank you for making an exception. The reason why I think PDAs are a good thing [ within reason and being culturally appropriate of course 🙂 ] is that we need more good examples of marriage. Life and the media are so full of examples of marriage going wrong. Seeing a great marriage not only gives us hope, it also points to the love relationship between Christ and his bride the church. So, as a 40+ single who is still waiting to see God fulfill his promise to me about marriage, your post encourages me that it is still worth the wait. [Maybe it’s time for you and Michael to review that golden rule on PDAs 😉 ] Congratulations to you both and may the Lord continue to bless your marriage for many years to come.

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