Pieces of our journey.
In my mind today I’m thinking about commitments. Are you true to your commitments? Do you follow through? My mom was big on commitments and following through. I still hear her in my mind when my calendar begins to fill up. Then I hear my daddy saying, “Girl you are burning the candles at both ends or Sarah Anne, you have too many irons in the fire.” Yes, I do. You got me.
Let’s brain storm the types of commitments that are important in our daily lives. We have to be at work, church, kid functions, and keep the household running. Our lives are whirlwinds of activities. When I look at my calendar, I cringe but my mother is in my head saying you are only as good as your word so hop to it. Guess what? I do and I’m so relieved to check one more thing off of my calendar. Thanks mom.
I read this morning about marriage commitments. Remember this, “What God has bound together, let no man separate.” What about today, how do we view marriage? Do we take our commitments serious enough to our partners? I hope so. When we find that person who is our partner, we were not promised “happily ever after.” There are ups and downs, highs and lows, but we have another person there to be our sounding board. We make one unit and we do give up the “me” to form “we.” It’s about faithfulness. It’s so enduring to look at your partner and know that they chose you and love you.
If you know me, you know I’m stubborn. My husband had other lives and wives. On our journey together, this created many pot holes. Sometimes I would hit one and begin to question his commitment and love to me. It makes me sad that I questioned it so often. I was committed to the long journey of being the younger one and caretaker to my aging husband, but my script was flipped. I can’t express the genuine love we have because it’s so deep and perpetual. It is truly an endless love. Thank you Diana Ross & Lionel Ritchie for the expression in song. I hear my friend saying, “It’s getting too cheesy in here!” Ah, so it is but I need to give you a weekend assignment. This weekend leave a simple love note, embrace, share a meal or moment, surprise them with a memory, get them their favorite candy bar, or just let them control the tv(this is serious at the Alley house) to the one whom you are committed. Thank them for their enduring love and commitment. Hey, be a cheese-bucket like me! Stop sighing back-row! “Feel da 💜!”
Sarah Anderson Alley
Quotes of the Day:
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
“Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.”
“Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.”
Barbara De Angelis
“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”