26 years of marriage has taught me:
--To put others before myself.
--To give without counting the cost or keeping score.
--To have real gratitude for having Chris as a part of my life.
--To be more patient and forbearing.
--To not always feel like I have to be right.
--To feel awe and wonder at the working of the Holy Spirit in our marriage, especially since we did not start our married life within the Church and only came to our senses about how desperately we both needed God a few years into our marriage.
--To say "I'm sorry" and to say it quickly with no brooding upon whatever wrongs, real or imagined, I've felt afflicted with. I've found the sooner I say I'm sorry the better I feel. It always feels like a huge burden has been lifted from me as soon as the words are spoken.
Married love is so much more than feeling in love. It's more stable. It's more satisfying. It's more sacrificial. It's more awe-inspiring.
Today I give thanks for the gift of our marriage. Living out my vocation as wife and mother has indeed been a most blessed and happy experience. I pray for God's graces to be continually poured into our marriage and family and that through our vocation we might be invited at the end of all things to the Lamb's High Feast.