"Deep in my heart, I know there’s no promise I’ll be free from trouble in this life. In fact, I’m usually either getting out of trouble, currently in trouble, or about to meet trouble around the next corner."...... I hope you'll stick around for my "Lucille Ball/Gracie Allen" adventures. It promises to be a wild ride.
reason I thought of my ex-husband was I did not receive this acceptance and
love from him. He never defended me, in fact, he often belittled me and told
lies about me. I learned the difficult lesson that without mutual love and
respect, the relationship does not prosper and grow; it falters.
I am a little old fashion, but my core beliefs are a husband/wife should love
his wife/husband unconditionally. He should be willing to do battle for her - not against her,
and above all, he should respect her. This was not what I found in my first
marriage. I have heard my ex-husband’s family described as mean. Sadly, I would
have to agree. I have bore witness to it on too many occasions; and since the
divorce -16+ years ago-, some of the meanness has developed into hatred towards
me; and the relationships with my daughters directly affected by the
I met my husband -Hubby-, I knew that I would not settle for less than I deserved.
Love and respect had to be part of the package, or there would be no
relationship. Having gone through a similar marriage and divorce, he felt the
same. It was hard for me to trust in the beginning, but with him as a light in
my life, I learned how to trust again.
marriage today is abundant in love, trust, respect, forgiveness, and a faith in
God to guide us. Our marriage has been like the bed of roses in my garden.
There are beautiful blooms, but there have also been pricks from thorns along
the way. With God's help, we continue to prune the thorns. It is the definition of a marriage blessed by God, and one that
nurtures both my husband and myself.
hope this post leaves you pondering, and I invite you to comment. What is your
definition of marriage? Is there something you long for?