So what have I learned in these past 7 years? Marriage can bring out the deep in you. Deep Beauty. Deep Love. Deep anger. Deep ugly. These last 7 years have taught me how desperately I need God so the good side of the deep can be my companion on the regular. I've learned that reality can be better than fantasy when I SEE a real person and accept him for the unique Royalty he is. When I pay enough attention, I see my real Prince, through good bad and ugly. That trumps fantasy anyday!
What does Year 7 mean to me? Completion. The deal is sealed. But tentatively. This is hump year. My parents, whom I love, divorced in Year 7. And everyone in the world talks about the 7 year itch. Well, this is when my rebellious ways kick into high gear. I'm on the offense. Love harder, forgive often and leap over the camel's back. If it's up to me, there will be no generational curses sweeping through my house.
I shared with a divorced friend at work as we rode up the elevator this morning that today was my 7 year wedding anniversary. We both laughed as he said "uh oh. It's all downhill from here!" A second later I was in the elevator alone with a smile lingering on my face. I thought and then I said, "No. It's all UPhill from here!"
bite of the day ~ Change a negative into a positive. No matter what society says, it's up to you. Pray for us. This is the best year of our marriage thus far!