Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy.

I've been reading books by Jill A. Davis and I stumbled upon a quote I really love: "Happy Endings are not for cowards." It reminded me of Garth's best man's speech. He toasted Garth for being brave enough to take the step to marry me.
I found that interesting because I never thought of it that way. Being brave. I was in love and knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with this man. But it was brave. We took a leap of faith. We didn't know what hardships would come our way. And they will come our way. But we knew we wanted to walk through life together and fight the good fight.
My parents just celebrated 30 years. They chose to make it work though I'm sure life wasn't always roses. When over 50% of American couples are divorcing, they chose to stick it out. Cowards? I don't think so.
We have to fight for what we want. We have to work at our marriage. We have to work at our bodies to keep them in good shape. We have to work at our relationship with God because living His way does not come all that naturally. To write our happy endings takes work. Strength. Tears. Laughs. It is not for cowards.

11 comments:

Lauren said...

Love this...a good marriage is truly hardwork but so worth fighting for!

Lori Alexander said...

Yes, it is brave but oh so worth it!

Lauren said...

Love this!!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

I've never looked at it that way, but I love it!

Jennifer said...

Awesome. (o: I came from a broken family and my parents divorced when I was 17. I will be married 5 years next week to my husband. And I agree - we don't just fight to stay married, but fight to have a GOOD marriage too.

Lil' Woman said...

Love this!
So many people think it's just supposed to happen but a relationship/marriage is hardwork! :)selti

Debbie said...

Well said.....fab post.

jules said...

We've been married 28 years and you're right...it takes work. But it is all worth it!

Vanessa said...

This is just what I needed to hear tonight, thank you!

Megan said...

It is true that nothing in life worth having comes easy! Happy 30 years to your parents!!

Becky said...

Love this very simple, yet profound post. Just celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a vow renewal last week.

Recommended reading for you: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller. Perhaps the most thought-provoking book I've ever read, all about having the courage to write a great story for yourself.