Thursday, July 05, 2012

Peace is a Person... Mom Heart Blog

In my home, we are in a season of weddings beginning with my son's, and just this weekend attending the wedding of of his college roommate.

I had to smile as my husband and I chatted with the groom at the reception.  He told us he didn't see his relationship with his new wife being all that different after marriage, the only change will be they are now living together instead of going to separate homes each evening.

Oh, my... little does he know.  Even my own newlyweds (now married for one month) could tell them different.  But we won't at the reception, let him walk in denial at least through the bliss of the honeymoon.  :)

We live in a fallen, imperfect world and there is a reason the marriage vows contain "for better or worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health".  Life comes with challenges we didn't expect when we said "I do".

The rest of the post is... here.   

Picture: Granddad and Matthew


Rebecca said...

It was nice of you to let him live in denial at least through the reception :)

Now, what are you up to with that "see more" feature? Are you transitioning to another space????

Vee said...

Oh I loved this post. Peace is a Person. Love is, too. Truth, and all the great attributes we know are found in one person.

Wonder when the reality will sink in. For many of us, it was ON the honeymoon. Ha!

Anonymous said...

I tell all those I know who are getting married that you had better mean those words: in good times & in bad, in sickness and in health. Little do any of us know what is down the road. In a way I'm kind of glad I was young, naive and not very exposed to the world when I got married or I probably would have run in the opposite direction. But when we married there were 3 involved not just 2----God was a part of our union and always will be. We've been through the good times and the bad and very much sickness as well as health. But after celebrating 27 plus years we KNOW that it's because God has been with us every step of the way. I don't know how people ake it without Him in their lives and I wouldn't want to try and find out. Thanks for the post.

Stephanie said...

Yes yes yes! There are many difficult things in my adult life that I asked God to take away, yet he didn't. Years later I looked back and see how he used those things to change me. I understood then why he let me struggle through them. They made me a better wife, a better mom. So good. Thank you!

HeatherMavis said...

Worldly thinking leads people to believe that if it's not all perfect than there is something very wrong... fall helplessly into love and just as helplessly fall out of it...guess it just wasn't "meant to be"... Go through this cycle over and over again leaving a trail of hurt, bitterness, confused children...
We can praise God for His grace and mercy ,He alone can take all this mess and make something beautiful of it.
OR we can trust God in the first place, doing all of this His way. Make our covenant before God and then stay true no matter what(barring severe abuse or unrepentant sexual sin) because there will not be perfection in this world. There will still be plenty of broken pieces to give to God so He can make something beautiful. Just a whole lot less pain in the process.

Front Porch Grace said...

Good stuff. I had to share on Facebook.