My parents were married almost 59 years when my Daddy had to go see Jesus. He and my Mom were just teenagers when they married. Daddy was 19 and Momma was 18. Two kids that grew up together. When they took their vows all those years ago, they meant them...and they meant them for life and whatever that entailed. They faced difficulties, crop failure, loss of loved ones, sick kids, all of the day to day issues that the rest of face. They were not super-heros (well, I guess to me they were), but they stood by their word. They had made those vows......
For better or worse, in sickness and in health, till death do us partand they meant them. There was no going back, they were committed. It was a beautiful love story.
In the end, when Daddy's condition was getting worse. She stood by his side. She got up with him at night and stayed with him until he went back to sleep. She got tired I am sure, she prayed for healing I know. She never gave up on him, she never acted as if it was burden on her to care for him. She was his companion. And, she was with him when he took his last breath. She was devoted to the end.
That to me, is true love....true love does not run in the face of adversity, true love does not give up on you, and even though the body grows weary, true love will keep standing by your side, doing the things for you that cannot do for yourself, picking you up when you need it, helping you stand when you cannot, it is the shoulder you lean on when life gets too much, and it is the hand you reach for when you need to know you are not alone......
Today's Vow: To Walk Through This Life With You
The Challenge: If your husband is sick, troubled or weary be a companion that remains by his side. And if not? If all is going well in your lives? Praise God for the blessings upon you.
Walking this journey with you,