Falling in Love Many Times…

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Mignon McLaughlin

Meditation: Next month my husband and I will be married for 20 years. Somehow it feels like a short time, and yet much has happened. We could not have imagined our life as it is now. We are deeply grateful. There have been ups and downs, desert times and times of abundance on our journey. Coming from two different cultures while living in a third, and being first generation immigrants have put certain stressors on our marriage. At times each of us had to walk certain sections of the journey alone, with the spouse being physically far away, yet emotionally close in prayer. We are a good team and have worked hard to provide for our children. We want them to have more resources than we did when we first arrived in this country. We are a deeply committed couple: to God, to our work, to each other and to our children. At times we have not had enough time away “to fall in love again”. Yesterday we booked our first trip to Jamaica without our children. What a gift! We will take it as a celebration of  our 20 years of marriage. We are blessed!

Prayer: God of love, we are grateful for our relationship and marriage. Thank You for the enduring love You gave us for each other. Thank you for those countless and long days where we worked side by side to continue and complete our education, build a home and have a family. Thank You also for days of celebration and rest that allow us to turn towards each other and that complement our walking side by side. Thank You for allowing us to fall in love again with each other, over and over. Amen

Be happy with the wife you married when you were young. She gives you joy, as your fountain gives you water. Proverbs 5:18