Thursday, February 12, 2009

Marriage



Yesterday, Kurt & I celebrated 9 Years of Marriage. The traditional gift for 9 years is Pottery. He bought me a beautiful vase and later had flowers delivered to fill it up with. Observing my vase, it got me thinking how a good marriage is very similar to creating a beautiful piece of pottery.




The first step is starting with the raw materials. In our case it was honesty (almost to a fault), friendship, and a sense of humor. Next you need to decide how you will apply those raw materials and what your goal is. We always agreed that what makes us strong is working together towards one common goal. There is no "I" but always a "we" to accomplish anything as a couple. Even after you decide that the clay will be transformed into a vase, or a cup, or a plate, things don't always go according to plan. If it is not handled with care and precision, your piece will flop. The important thing is to pick up where you left off and try again.




Marriage is not perfect. It takes a lot of attention, respect, time, heart, and patience. However, nothing worthwhile is ever easy. Think of all the relationships you are in and how they need to be tended to in order for them to work.




The reward is magnificent. If you are blessed enough to be in a working partnership, then you realize that this is the person you trust with your whole being. A person that will listen to your accomplishments as well as your heartaches. A person that will encourage you to be better than you ever imagined capable. A person that is there to make you smile, and comfort you, and make life much more manageable.




Open your heart to such possibilities. I really do believe that God has created someone for all of us, we just have to be willing to accept the love to come into our lives and cherish it.


1 comment:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON 9 YEARS!!! YIPEE!!
gosh, has it been that long already! I guess, we have 10 years this year! time flies!! HUGS!
Nice touch Kurt on the lovely VASE! You have a great hubby Corina!

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