Saturday, June 9, 2012

#39!

Today was my sister-in-law's SURPRISE baby shower! It is also my parent's 39th wedding anniversary! Unlike many of my friends, family, and even husband, I have no pre-existing fears within my marriage, because they have given us such a strong picture of a Godly marriage. As a quick tribute to their 39 years, here are the top 10 things that I have learned from them that I apply to my life daily, whether by words or observation:
  1. The Lord is the foundation of a strong marriage
  2. A servant's heart will root a marriage deeper daily
  3. Never correct or argue with your spouse in front of anybody. Wait until you are in private so as not to embarrass or silence them.
  4. "Go ask your mom/dad" is not the answer. A united front is key.
  5. Keep your finances honest...still working on that one...
  6. Take time daily to remember why you VALUE your spouse.
  7. Pray for them every day - their day, travels, trials, and temptations.
  8. Keep it young! After 39 years, I still see my dad tickling my mom as he walks by.
  9. Make your relationship with your spouse more important than that with your kids - my parent's transition from "full-house" to "empty-nesters" seemingly went off without a hitch! They enjoy each other as husband and wife, not just mom and dad!
  10. Envision a SOLID future, not a SITUATIONAL one.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to two of the cutest little lovebirds around!

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet post! I especially liked the photo of them at the end - you can really tell how much in love they are.

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