The Long Tomorrow

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We have good friends who are busy planning a huge celebration for their parent’s 65th wedding anniversary. Can you imagine? 65 years together, walking through all kinds of changes.

They were married in 1948. Most likely before any of us were born. They are still just as in love as they were on the day they said, I Do. But they aren’t the same. Everyone changes, and the marriages that last are ones who learn how to make those changes together.

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I recently drove on a highway that a few years ago didn’t exist. It was only in the heart and mind of some civil engineers. But once the funding was secured, the plans were drawn up and eventually built. It blows my mind to comprehend how someone can develop such large highways that are not only  secure, but actually get you to where you want to go.

Do we give this much thought to our future? What if we were to sit down together and plan where we want to be on our 65th wedding anniversary? What if we realized the choices we make today are either helping or hindering where we’ll be then?

I believe we do well to consider the long tomorrow, as one of my favorite author’s penned. And I believe this applies not only to heaven, but to our future as couples.

Take some time this weekend to think about where you want to be when your children  are grown? What if life doesn’t look like you expect it to then? Will your hope lie in what you hoped for or in the One in whom you hope?

These are good questions to ask before the choices are required. Don’t get so caught up in the here and now that you neglect considering the long tomorrow! It’s closer than you think!

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 36 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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9 Responses to The Long Tomorrow

  1. Amy says:

    Great advice! We can be so busy raising children and caring for grandchildren that we forget to plan for our future.

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  2. And, don’t think you can handle your marriage the way America handles infrastructure- build it once, neglect it, and leave a decaying mess!

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  3. I love Roy’s comment here. So true. Thanks again, Debi, for helping me. I love this blog post.

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  4. Dan says:

    I only have one long term goal. It does not really require long term planning. But it does require my attention and efforts throughout each and every day. My goal is two fold. To love my God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength and with that in mind to love my wife for every moment we are together on this earth. We have traveled this life together for 33 years so far. I don’t know what tomorrow may bring and I have some things I would like to do but focusing on one day at a time can be enough to handle without trying to put my plans ahead of God’s. It is important to me to remain flexible to God’s plans as He presents them. Guiding your family and financial planning are practices of good stewardship of God’s blessings but I hesitate to lock onto plans which may cause me to miss blessings that God has in store.

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  5. Carol says:

    It is hard to do in the midst of a busy family, but it is important. Thanks.

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    • Debi Walter says:

      Yes, Carol, it is hard to do while so busy with raising a family. But there will be a day when the kids are grown. It’s important to keep this priority.

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