April 05, 2010

A Dozen down, a lifetime to go

Yesterday, Mr. Santos and I celebrated our 12th anniversary. I think the best way I can explain the last twelve years of our life together is to say that there was a blizzard on our wedding day.

Truly ~ a blizzard.

Are you laughing with me? LOL. Whenever I look back to that day, freezing to death as I walked to the church, I laugh. And we have had quite the adventure ever since that stormy day in 1998.

Some thoughts I heard on the radio about marriage~

People get married thinking marriage is a big box full of good things. We look to the box to get what we want or need. But, no. Marriage is NOT a box full of good things ~ it is an empty box to fill. There is no love in marriage. There is no respect in marriage. The love and respect is with you and you have a choice to put it in your marriage (the box) for your mutual benefit. The box is full (or empty) depending on the husband and wife.

Love is not a feeling. It is something we do ~ a choice. Respect is not earned, it is something we give, whether it is deserved or not.

It has taken me several years to stop looking in our box for what I want and need. I now look to JESUS for what I need. In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Col 2:3

Some great things about my life with Mr. Santos~

~I never know what a day may bring forth.
~Three BEAUTIFUL children who are our joy.
~Someone to warm me up on cold nights.
~A good example to my son of a HARD worker.
~Mr. Santos makes me laugh AND he laughs at my jokes.
~And even after all our hard times I still think he is the handsomest man I know.

God help us to love and respect one another...to set our affections on things above and not on things of the earth. Col 3:2

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