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Friday, November 16, 2012

Sure to Stay

Writing with Five Minute Friday today. A community at Lisa-Jo’s, where people all over the world write for five minutes on one topic.

This week’s prompt is: Stay

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The Pastor, on Sunday, he preached again from the Sermon on the Mount. This week it was the passage on divorce. He mentioned how even in the Church it has sadly become such a high statistic: that so many don’t ~ stay.

When it get’s tough they split. My heart aches for the ones that do.

This week my children popped in a 13 year old video and my eyes blurred as I stopped and watched for a few brief minutes. Watched as my beloved pledged his love, his faithfulness, his life to me.

We were talking, my beloved and I, as we were out at few weeks ago, our hands wrapped around warm mugs of hot chocolate, about how we have something rare. This love, this commitment we both have ~ secure to look deep in one another’s eyes and know.

Funny how the people laughed when the preacher said on Sunday that some are even wishing for death to escape their spouse. I want to grow old with mine.

It doesn’t seem right, it doesn’t seem fair somehow that I am the one told by a doctor in a paediatric cancer survivor clinic six months ago that my body is not going to age well. That I may not get to see a ripe old age.

And yet, maybe its not fair, but oh, I am filled with gratitude, that I am one that can look deep in my beloved’s eyes and be sure in his love, that he will stay ‘till death separates or Christ takes us home.


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Five Minute Friday

13 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. I'm newly married and often marvel at the commitment my husband and I made - for life! I can't imagine anything else. Thank you for sharing your heart this morning!

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    1. Emily, yes the wonder of it when it's for life. Hold on to that marvel and cling to the commitment!
      Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  2. I've been married for over 24 years. Marriage is truly a commitment to one another, to stay, no matter how hard it gets. There are rough waters, but so many more beautiful moments. Stopped over from the Five Minute Friday!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. Thank you for you commitment for over 24 years! We wouldn't enjoy the beautiful moments if it wasn't for the rough waters, would we?

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  3. It's so true. So many people take the easy way out on their commitments. I remember how as a teen and early 20's how I romanticized relationships and didn't understand how tough they could be :) Now I know better! It's rewarding as long as both people work together on it though. So nice that you have such a wonderful relationship with your husband!

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    1. I too romanticized relationships. I knew though that it would take work and commitment. My heart really does break for the ones that don't enjoy this beauty with their spouse. And I truly am thankful that I am one who has a taste of this beautiful union.
      Thanks, Rebekah, for coming on over. A joy to meet you.

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    2. you are more than welcome. Likewise!

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  4. Rebekah, yes, it is such a gift--a joy worth clinging to, fighting for. Bless you. And wow, your photos here are stunning. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer for your lovely comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos, I had a great time taking them - my children wondered what on earth I was doing!!

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  5. Such a lovely post capturing such timely truth. Thanks for the sweetness and significance of your words.

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  6. Made me tear up....love your photos and your heart!

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