Wednesday Wisdom 🙂
Inspiration for this week’s Wednesday Wisdom comes from the Gospel of Luke:
“If you are faithful in the little things, you will be faithful in the large ones.”
On Friday, my favorite farmer and I will celebrate 22 years of marriage. I was twenty one years old when we said “I do”. My parents considered that to be too young an age to marry, but Matt and I held firm in our devotion to each other. We officially began our life journey together on June 15, 1996. On the day of our wedding, I looked up at him with all of my love shining in my eyes.
22 years later, my eyes shine even brighter.
Our family has grown to include three beautiful daughters and recently God called us to welcome a young man into our family as a son. The journey has not always been easy, but our love grounds us in faithfulness.
Matt and I still hold hands. Despite his mother’s concern, my forehead has not developed a callous from the multitude of kisses that he has placed there over the past two decades 😉 We often “embarrass” our children with our affection. I’ve learned a lot of things over the past 22 years, but perhaps the most important is how much joy there is to be found in sharing a life together.
If you are faithful in the little things, you will be faithful in the large ones.
I often think about the most important “life lessons” that I want my children to learn. Most of them can be found wrapped up in this short bible verse.
- Devotion is fueled by faithfulness.
- Love requires both discipline and commitment.
- Hope and hard work create meaningful relationships.
- Partnerships thrive in an unselfish environment.
- Integrity brings honor.
- Purpose gives life meaning.
- Passion flows from a faithful heart.
- Companionship brings peace.
- Trust allows for a leap of faith.
- Grace holds it all together.
Matt is my greatest blessing. I honor that precious gift from God as I honor the love that we share. Together we bring purpose to God’s mission as we reach out to share our love with others on the journey.
My grandparents celebrated more than 70 years of marriage together before God called them home. When I think of one word to describe them, it is devoted – to God, to each other, and to their family. Matt and I laugh that “when we grow up, we want to be like my beloved Grannie and Dedaw”. We have a few more years to go, but I know in my heart that we are on the right track 🙂