Amen and amen!
Hubby and I have been married 26 years and as much as I'd like to say we've never had a problem . . . well, you know.
You are so right! It is in the difficult times we actually grow stronger and the marriage grows stronger. They say that wind storms somehow cause trees to develop longer roots, ergo, they become stronger against future windstorms.
What a blessing your husband is to you! And mine is too. In sickness and in health, better and worse.
Know that we here at CB are praying for your health and your treatment. And God is with you every step of that long hallway.
Your post was simply beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. Marriage is such a glorious picture of Christ and His church and the love your husband showed you was just that. How fortunate you are! I am praying for you dear one, and I agree that it is through the tough times that our marriage really grows. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Blessings! Andrea
Dear Kreynolds... I am not married, except being married to Christ, but I clicked on "view a random blog" and ended up here. I don't know what your illness is, but the result is that I will pray for your recovery. A friend in Christ, Rob.
This was written two days after I met with the surgeon in regards to the cancer I had last December. Ironically, although I wasn't meeting with a surgeon today, I found myself at the same location exactly one year later. The irony of all of this has not escaped me.
Some things have changed. I've learned a lot more about cancer. I've learned more than I ever wanted to know. I've learned a lot more about people. I've discovered people are a lot more amazing than I ever imagined. Sure there are some that are indifferent and would just love to ditch you the first chance they get. However, I've learned there are many more that really do care. They just don't always know what to do or say but they try... even if it is done in a clumsy manner. I've learned to appreciate the attempt even if the end result isn't always quite what it was intended to be.
I've come to a deeper understanding of marriage and what it means to be one flesh. I say deeper because I always had a sense of this it's just that now it has been reinforced in ways I never imagined.
God has once again proved to me that everything He says is true and helped me to grow a bit in understanding that He is truly bigger and He turns our darkness into light. I still have a long ways to go in this but He is very patient with me anyway.
God is faithful!
Excellent blog, K!! So glad to read it, especially now, knowing the end of the story!! And I do say "end" because your cancer is GONE, Praise God!!
AND, having met you AND your wonderful hubby in our home ~ I can picture him doing everything you mentioned. blessings and a hug... to both of you! blest