Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Thursday, March 08, 2007

a prayer.

i've noticed something lately. all my of friends are extremly in love with their spouses.

granted, most of us are still newly weds -- besides dave and amy & jenny and troy, no one's been married longer than five years. but still...

i can certainly say that my love for landon has been overflowing so much lately that i'm close to drowning, and it seems it's that way for a lot of us.

new babies and new marriages and the general goodness of life is making everyone so thankful for the loves with whom God has blessed them.

so tonight my prayer is this: that as our children are born and grow up, as our parents grow older, as our responsibilities increase and our youth decreases, i pray that we fall further in love with our husbands and wives. i pray that those things we are so fond of today will only become more deeply rooted in our hearts, drawing out an unshakable sense of loyalty and determination to remain the partners we promised to be.

that's what it's all about -- making it for the long haul.

i would so love to be a person who could look around in 20 years and see friends who are even more in love with their spouses than they were two decades before.

let's do it, guys. OK? OK.

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