On Monday myself and Sir Galahad were 13 years married.
Personally I think we’re lucky to have made it! I often envy people’s FB posts that say, “x amount of years ago I married my best friend, my soul mate!” I’m like… really? Well you’re lucky. Cos I did not marry my best friend and definitely didn’t marry my soul mate. In fact I hardly knew him, but I sure did (and do) love him.
Over the 13 years we have become best friends and I’m not really sure what a soul mate is, but he’s probably the nearest thing to I have to one – apart from Jesus. (Who I think probably wins the prize actually.)
We’ve had 13 years of hard slog. Grieving over lost loved ones, lost hopes of having children, fighting depression and they’re just the issues I can put out on the world-wide web. Email me for a full list if you’d like. (You won’t get one, but it would be good to know who are the nosey-parkers :D)
It’s been difficult and there have been times when I thought… “you know what? I can’t be bothered with this any more…” But thank God I came to my senses.
So… you may wonder are we celebrating at all and do we have anything to celebrate?
YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT.
We have made it to another year, another milestone. We know folk who struggle with marriage issues and don’t make it. Many are sad to break up, some are relieved – because it’s easier and just better not to be together.
And I get that – believe me, I get that.
But we are celebrating and thanking God that we have won the latest battle; even though there’s no doubt there are more to come. But for now we trust Him, and we stand together
in victory, weapons ready, armour on.
Cos it’s the only way we are going to make it!
Thank you God for another year.
Thank you God for 13 years.
Bring it on!
NB! No husbands were injured in the writing of this post, (Well mine wasn’t, in fact he approved it!)
12 thoughts on “13 years ago I didn’t marry my soul mate”
Felt really happy for you while reading your post. Congratulations. May you be blessed with many many years of togetherness.
Thank you Kripali x
I love the honesty and realism of this post. Congratulations on 13 years of tender and hardwearing friendship. Here’s to many more.
Thanks Chip 🙂 x
Congratulations. I also applaud you on writing an honest, transparent post. Authenticity is high on my list. Surrounded by so many things that are facades I crave what is genuine. Marriage is work, some days hard work. But it’s an effective tool in the hand of the creator in making us more like Jesus. Hope you celebrate.
thank you – we did indeed celebrate 😉
Congrats to you both. I hope you celebrate in some fun way.
Thanks Grace 🙂 There was chocolate, wine and Quartet on DVD 🙂
I like that post, Amo. And I like you and Rich…together…for 13 years. And so does Jesus. So there.
Well there you go! What else can I say? 🙂 x
Great story. Marriage is hard – like the old song from the 80’s, “love is a battlefield” 🙂
I’ve been marrow 13 years too. Blessings!
Thanks Dave – love that song actually
And you’ve been ‘married’ I hope for 13 years – and not in fact a marrow 🙂