Happily Ever After

The title sound like the ending of a fairy tale , does it not? These are the promises made when we took the traditional wedding vows. When we got married we repeated those words , but do we truly commit to stay married till death do we part? Well , I liked fairy tales as a kid didn’t you? 

Let me confess that I have been married to the same “bushy-faced” man for thirty-one years and that counts for something. We have had many challenges in life , as we have grown up together and as we are now growing old together . It has not been all bad though. I asked my husband  , if he were contributing to an article with a title like this , what would he say? He laughed , rested his head in my lap and said ,”This is happily ever after.”

Thirty-one years are someone’s lifetime.We have survived the years of want , many different challenges , raising our son and burying his parents . We have survived the years of not having a home ,  having been put out of a rental apartment. We have survived me having triple strokes and a heart attack . We have survived all of that , but God has been good to us . So here we are joyfully celebrating this “happily ever after”.

Jean Ferris in her book titled  “Twice upon a Marigold” agrees with me : “And they lived happily (aside from a few normal disagreements, misunderstandings, pouts, silent treatments, and unexpected calamities) ever after.”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold

So let me encourage young couples , who do not believe they can bear a few rough spots in their marriages , do not give up. Young men love your wives. Young women respect your husbands. Care for each other , no matter how difficult it might seem . God  created this wonderful institution called marriage and he intended for it to be forever. Live your vows and enjoy your relationships , happily ever after.

 

Written by Karen Morgan

February 27, 2017

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2 comments

  1. Dawn · March 7

    Nice article Karen and a reality check in the happily ever after. A marriage is a commitment with God as much as it is with each other. It takes work but approach it from the perspectives that we are good for each other and out is not an option.

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    • karehm · April 27

      Thank you, Dawn, for your comment, I have been a bit slow to reply, so much to do and navigate. Blessings.

      Like

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