I’ve heard it said that anything worth having is worth fighting for. Love isn’t easy. Love isn’t something we just live in the rest of our lives blissfully happy at every moment.
Through the years, I’ve met couples who have been married 60+ years. The one thing they have told me was that they fought, at times. In fact, they didn’t like each other sometimes. Some even said that they made it through infidelity and came out closer. I know, not everyone can say that, but the fact that they kept their commitment and fought for that marriage says a lot about their love for each other.
The truth is that we marry imperfect people. We, ourselves, are far from perfect (although, I have known some who think they are). It’s not what that person can bring to my life. It’s what I can bring to theirs. It’s not how they make me feel. It’s how we feel together when we’re both giving 100%. To get to that point in a relationship takes years. A lifetime.
We may never know that in this life, but, right now, I’m so grateful that what I do have is quickly on the way to being just that. The Mrs. often says to me, ‘you’re stuck with me for life baby…’ I say that right back!!
I’ve been ‘love sick’ the past 10 days because she’s been gone to help her sister watch their eight kids. I’ve probably made my family and friends sick over my posts on Facebook in fact. She’ll be tired when she gets home, but at least she won’t have to come home to a dirty house, car, laundry, and work to do. I’ve taken care of all that.
So, today, here’s to fighting for that love we’ve committed to. Even if it hurts, what we get in the end, is worth far more than running away into the arms of yet another broken person. What we have today is what God’s given us and is worth every last breath of fighting for.
Blessing to you all this week my friends!!