2010 will soon be a memory. Amazing isn’t it, how quickly a year goes by? Even more amazing is how fast our lives pass. We have been given a few short years in this life to make a difference. This is why marriage matters. It matters when we hold a grudge. It matters when we choose to withdraw affection. Time is passing, and if we realized how quickly, we wouldn’t waste a single minute with our pettiness and complaints. Instead we would choose to be grateful, even for the little annoyances we experience day in and day out.
I’ve heard it said by a good friend how she gets annoyed by the fact that after 30+ years of marriage she is still picking up dirty clothes after her husband. But one day the Lord graciously interrupted her whining and complaining with this thought:
“You know, this is the very thing you’ll miss when he’s gone!”
It was something she had never considered. And this little interruption completely changed her heart towards this imperfection in her husband.
Recently, we saw this video on another excellent marriage blog we frequent – Marriage Gems. We believe it speaks volumes, but we must warn you – grab a tissue. You’ll most likely need it! But more than this, we pray it will inspire you to actually thank God for the daily imperfections found in each other.