Through All The Ups And Downs...Through all the ups and downs...I really love my wife and the life we have created together. After 14 years of marriage I have come to realize that nobody is perfect, especially me, and with that there is an amazing amout of work that we must do to keep things moving forward, and to keep that "love" alive. We met a long time ago, and grew up the in same town although we were not close, she and I knew each other but would not be connected until we were out of college. After about 1.5 years of dating we were married, and several years in we hit a major speed bump (an affair), nope it was not me; but through it I came to realize just how much I loved her, just how much the importance of a commitment is and how two people "in love" despite the mistakes we make can pull out of a nose dive and land safely. Years later she would confess that she was "seduced", but none of that really matters anymore. What I reflect on today is that we took a nearly impossible situation and made the best of it, because we loved each other. As we moved forward we took that event and used it as a warning to each other to remain "on guard" aganist the things that tempt us both from doing things that are contray (of any sort) to good partnership. Yes this is not a fairytale marriage, and God was with us through it all, but we are happy, we have loving kids and look forward to everyday together, and hopefully will die in each others arms someday, many years from now. I love my wife, I do.
steppingup 41-45, M 13 Responses 13 Jan 14, 2011