2 years

For most of my life I didn’t think I’d see a day of marriage let alone two years of it. It’s funny how wrong a person can be.

I was never into the idea of being in love but that goes to show how little I know about real love. Love is not about the moments that will move an audience to tears on a big screen. It’s not about the pre-packaged hearts and flowers. After all, the greatest act of love was a poor man dying on a cross.

This year, more than any before, I’ve seen the beauty of love that persists even in difficult and dark places.
The port, the PEG and having oxygen have been different challenges than we had before and yet David’s love for me has seen past those.
I can do less and less and simple things tire me faster but David has adapted to that. Instead of the active things he would like to do, he chooses a film or something that I can easily do. As he put it, ‘It’s ok because though I’d like to do something more active, I want to do what you can do.’

I’ve been blessed with a man who not only loves me but wakes up every day and chooses me. Jesus said that to find your life, you need to lose it. David’s choosing to love me is a giving up and a losing of his earthly life. My health affects so many things for us both. I was given CF but David chose it. And as we lose our lives, as we go through life with so few of the things by which people measure success, we find life in places we never knew it existed.

This year we’ve been able to count CF among our blessings. This year we’ve learned that God really does work through people who are weak. This year we’ve fitted our God-given roles that little bit better. This year we’ve grown-up in ways we didn’t even realise we could.

Our third year starts today and we trust and pray that, over the next 365 days, our marriage and our lives will yell ‘Jesus is King!’ louder than ever.

I love you, David.

6 thoughts on “2 years

  1. Ruth, your whole life – your blog, your marriage, your honesty – is testimony to our faithful God. I thank God for you and for the way you minister truth to my soul. He is using you more than you can know. Sending SO much love and huge congratulations. Claire xx

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  2. Happy 2 years anniversary!! This was such a nice post. Many many more years of happiness, joy and babies together. =)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog too and for the nice constructive criticism. I agree 100% with you. I have a new camera actually but I need to figure out the self-timer since I take my own photos, daily. Thanks again. Hope you enjoyed your 2-year anniversary.

    Ada. =)

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