Friday, November 23, 2012

Caffeinated Randomness - I Won't Give Up


This weekend is my anniversary.  I have written about my anniversary before and the horrible luck we have with it and this year is no different.  My hubby has to work.  However, tonight he redeemed himself by getting me a banana split from Dairy Queen.  He was tired from work and went out and got me one anyway.   

We have been married for 12 years this year.  I can't believe how time has flown, but yet I see it in the lines of our faces.  The smiles of our kids.  Those pesky hereditary grey hairs.

I wish I could say that every year has gotten better then the next.  But marriage is hard work.  Some years have been better than others.  Both members have to give 100% all the time.  Admittedly, I haven't always given my 100%.  I have been selfish.  I have closed communication lines and hid.  I am fallible and human.

Life has thrown a lot in our path.  There have been many ups and downs.  There have been days of stormy seas where we both probably wanted to jump ship.  There have been times when we've committed mutiny against the other.  There have been times when all we could do is hold on for dear life and hope for the best.  

There have been times when those storms have lifted and we have enjoyed the calm.  We have reveled and celebrated all we have been through and accomplished.  We have watched our three blessings grow.  We have seen our best in them.  

The one thing that neither of us have done is quit.  We have held on.  Through good and bad.  I recently heard the song "I won't give up." by Jason Mraz.  This song really was written for us.  It talks about the truth of commitment   Of staying through the times that are rough.  How we learn from them.  How we evolve.  How we are not to give up.  

God brought us together.  We made a commitment.  We honour those commitments, not just for us but for our children.  God knows we are worth it.  He is our strength through times of trouble and our joy in times of prosperity.  

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love

I'm still looking up

Happy Anniversary.

Come join the other Java Junkies in the randomness this week.


Katharine said...

This was so good for me to hear today! happy Anniversary!

PrincessJenn said...

Happy anniversary!!

Susie said...

Happy Anniversary, Mrs. Slomp!!! :-)

Laurie Collett said...

Happy Anniversary, and thanks for the reminder that we need to follow through on our commitments to God and to one another! Thanks for the great post and for hosting, & God bless!

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