Saturday, December 15, 2012

Some advice for these two young people....

exactly 28 years from the day this picture was taken.


To her: 

  • You know that butterfly feeling in your stomach whenever you see him? Remember it. Spend your lifetime continuing to pursue it. 
  • Never forget why you fell in love with him, even if some of those reasons drive you crazy about year 16. 
  • Don't force him to have the same goals in life that you do. You are different people. Instead, encourage him in the pursuit of HIS dreams. 
  • Never go to bed angry. 
  • Admit when you are wrong. It doesn't make you weak. It makes him love your vulnerability. 
  • Let go of  that stubbornness already. If you do some of those petty arguments won't even happen. 
  • You will feel like giving up many times. Don't. Keep praying. Keep forgiving. Keep loving. He will love you more because of it. 
  • Appreciate how protective he is of you and your feelings. One day you will think it is overbearing and controlling and you will try to push his efforts of protecting you away. He is simply loving you the way he knows best and will spend his lifetime trying to protect you from getting hurt. 

To him:

  • You know how you always take hold of her hand? Spend your lifetime doing that, especially when you don't feel like it. 
  • Never forget why you fell in love with her, even if some of those reasons force you to compromise so she doesn't have to.
  • Never go to bed angry. 
  • Admit when you are wrong. It doesn't make you weak. It makes her love your vulnerability. 
  • Right on your wedding day and the days/months/years leading up to are trying with all your might to be a perfect gentleman. Be that gentleman for your entire marriage. It's one of the enduring qualities she fell in love with. 
  • Never force her to be okay with your dangerous side. She loves you. She worries. She always will. 
  • Her heart is fragile. It will break at some point. As much as she loves you, she will love you more when you work diligently at repairing it regardless of who broke it. 

To both of them: 

  • For better or worse. Remember that. 
  • For richer or poorer. Remember that. 
  • In sickness and in health. Remember that, too. You will experience all of them. You will get through all of them. Together. With love and determination and prayer and tears and laughter and even a little regret. But you will get through all of them. 

Happy Anniversary to this very young couple who isn't so young anymore.

If you are interested in knowing more about this crazy couple, read the 25th Anniversary Post Here

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