My husband, Jeremy, and I enjoyed a brief (but wonderful) anniversary “getaway” last weekend.
We celebrated ten years of marriage, which (predictably) put me in a thoughtful frame of mind. Looking back over the years of our marriage, I’m amazed at how God has led and blessed and changed us.
We are two very different people, Jeremy and I. United in core values, but widely diverse in just about every other aspect of our lives.
In marriage, differences can either be a wedge or a beautiful aspect of individuality and harmony. Thankfully, God has used our unique differences to make us both better (and more patient!) people.
Here are a few thoughts I scribbled recently, along with a peek into our annivesary weekend:
He craves peace. I crave perfection.
He is a pleaser. I am a critic.
He lives to give. I give because it is part of living.
He is flexible. I am learning to bend.
He leads by the heart. I follow from mine.
He laughs. I cry. And laugh. And worry. All in the same day.
He accepts life with simplicity. I wonder and change and seek.
He is steady. I need a rock.
He is predictable. I crave routine.
Our organic differences could provoke a lifetime of turmoil.
We choose to give and accept grace, in abundance.
And the more we give… the more we receive.
And the more we enjoy this dance that is marriage.