Why do I want to grow old with you?
Marriage is hard. We have struggled, haven't we? Raising 3 young girls ain't exactly easy, is it?
Going from our 2 year old's needs of diapers and redirection, to our 4 year olds' need for attention and bounce-proof-couches, onto our 6 year olds' need to know every-single-thing about ... ever-single-thing! And somehow, we have to change course and focus on our marriage- on each other! How do we do that?!?!
Love. Humility. Sacrifice. Passion..... and a boat load of Humor.
I want to grow old with you because I need you! You love me!
I need you to protect me when I am drowning in chaos- when you humble yourself and clean up the "Great Flood of 2010" after our 2 year old left the bathroom sink on- and the plug.. plugged in.
I need you to hold me when I'm inconsolable, sacrificing your need for more (than just having you hold me).
I need you to desire me- and you DO!
And I need you to make me laugh when I have found that there was NOTHING funny about my crazy day. And you always make me laugh!
I envision the uncomfortable remarks we'll get from our daughters when they're teenagers.... you know... when (in our late 30's and very early 40's ) we're "Old" and they catch us sneaking a smooch in the kitchen (that's where "sex" starts, right?!?!).
I want to grow old with you because there is so much more to look forward to for The Rest of Our Life. We're just getting started (after 10 years).
I want to grow old with you because you are THE MAN God intended me to grow old with. You are my 'rescue-hero'. I love you!
10 months ago