Tim was asking many questions yesterday after his surgery. And one of them was the question above, which he asked of me. Without hesitation I answered, "YES! I signed up for ALL of this!" And, I mean it! I'm in it for the looooong haul! All the way to, "till death do us part!" I take those vows very seriously! And I know that Tim does, too, and always has. We took those vows before God and man! Our faithfulness in marriage is a testimony, just like our faithfulness to the Lord is a testimony!
One of my favorite oldies songs when Tim and I were teenagers was by The Turtles, So Happy Together. Some of the lyrics I love are:
I can't see me lovin' nobody but you (Tim) for all my life!
When you're with me, baby, the skies will be blue for all my life!
Me and you, and you and me, no matter how they tossed the dice, it had to be.
The only one for me is you, and you for me. So happy together!
I still feel this way! However, God is the One Who controlled the tossing of the dice! I know that for sure! I broke up with Tim for a little while, not for anything he did, only because I was going through a stupid teen phase, I guess! But, the Lord got us back together, thankfully! Tim showed his patience with me even back then!
I'm so glad for this verse, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11 That "expected end" is God's predestined plan for me! Thank You, Lord!
And, speaking of thanking the Lord........................
|Look at what this man was doing today! He walked, with assistance, to the bathroom, not once but several times!|
But whatever happens, I absolutely AM in this marriage for the long haul!