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Week 46 – remember this …

November 18, 2012

focus52BlogTaking this week’s prompt to a different kind of level.      I’m in an interesting place right now, and have been extremely contemplative.   And I want to share what I think all married couples should remember, and it is this:

No matter how long or short you’ve been married, always take the time to appreciate your husband or wife, and remember the promises you made on your wedding day.

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dividerMake sure that you know your spouse, find out what makes them tick on a regular basis.  Because we all change, evolve, discover new things about ourselves.  New interests, new hobbies, new passions, new needs.    Know those things about each other, and try to spend time doing what’s important to the person you love.   And ask him or her to do those things with you, the things you hold close to your heart.

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dividerI spoke the following words to my husband Rich, twelve years ago next month.

I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.

And I have kept those promises, and will continue to do so.

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dividerBut I’m realizing now that loving and honoring includes much more than saying “I love you” and being together.    Meeting each other’s needs on all levels is what matters.   Emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, financial, mental – we each have a set of needs that have different priorities.   We are not the be-all and end-all but we need to help each other realize each other’s dreams.    And it’s important to remember to reach for those dreams together.

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It’s never too soon to rediscover your spouse, but if you wait too long, it could be too late.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Betsy permalink
    November 19, 2012 5:33 pm

    Beautifully said. So often we need a giant painful STOP sign to remind us to take a breath and realize we need to take stock of what’s going on around us. In the moment. Life is not an emergency! (Ann Voskamp) 🙂

    • coolmama72 permalink*
      November 19, 2012 7:54 pm

      thanks, Betsy. I like the image of the stop sign, just wish it was easy to just remember on my own…

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