October 2015–Dear Married Life

October 2015–Dear Married Life

Thus far, you have taken me for the ride of my life. Literally. I can’t think of any ride more exciting, and hard, and delightful and rewarding. 

You have matured into fullness, smile lines and scars and all. At this point, you are thirty-five years old in my life; I hope to see you double that.


I watched you be birthed in awe, so long ago it seems, and yet it is like yesterday–a beautiful bundle of joy, so perfect in every way, full of beautiful promises. And you grew into a living organism, giving us one child, then two, then three.  We grew in love with them and you, and traveled through fires so fierce we needed a Savior, and storms so violent we would have drowned if it wasn’t for our strong Anchor, and deserts so dry we needed Living Water.  He taught us that it is possible to walk on water when our eyes are on Him.

You brought us weddings, two daughters-in-law, and three grand-daughters thus far. You showed up full of grace, You made us rich with life.

familyYou taught us many lessons indeed, not the least of which are the importance of covenant and the joy of the moments, every single one of them. And at times, it feels like I haven’t even started yet. But I am loving the journey, bumps and all.

Dear Married Life, 

Thanks for all that you are to me.


Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 Home,SDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing Home,Play Dates with God, Monday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s Story, Into the Word, In and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays, Extraordinay,Lessons from Ivy,Denise in Bloom, Sweet Blessings, Faith Filled Friday,Finding Joy,WholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word, Reclaiming a Redeemed Life, Still Saturday. Wildcrafting Wednesdays, WFMW



  1. I love this idea of writing letters to your married life! What a way to remember and to thank God for all His blessings in your marriage. We’ve been married 41 years and I could echo some of the thoughts you have in our own marriage. Without God we would surely fail, but He gives grace and strength and helps us through the hard times and the good times. Blessings to you. I’m visiting from Still Saturday.


  2. Barbara, I loved the sweetness of this post as we have been married 36 years this year. It truly is an amazing journey which I am MOST grateful for. Congratulations to you & your man! May God bless you with many more wonderful years!


  3. This made me tear up: “traveled through fires so fierce we needed a Savior, and storms so violent we would have drowned if it wasn’t for our strong Anchor, and deserts so dry we needed Living Water.” Yes. That’s pretty much it. Love this post. Stopping by from 3 Word Wed. 🙂


  4. Yes, it can seem like yesterday – but it is indeed yesteryear. I too pray that you will be able to double that number. May God bless your remaining years with joy and covenant! Thanks for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story


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