Well … It’s my birthday (and you guessed it, my sister’s too)! Yep! But let me first stop and give praise to God because every time I turn around, He keeps right on blessing me. See, not only has He allowed me to see 36 years of living but also 15 years of marriage; so I am indeed blessed.
Have all the years of my life been great? No, but they have been lived so I am blessed. Have all of the years of marriage been great? No, but they have been together with one another so we are blessed. See, we sometime take time and people for granted until time is no longer on our side or we’re standing at the casket of our love ones. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had those moments before but then I began to realize that tomorrow isn’t promised to me because I’m young because kids are dying every day and I’ve also come to understand that marriage isn’t for everyone but it’s for me. Yes, it’s hard work but any relationship is. The relationship with your children, coworkers, church members, gym buddies … are all relationships that you have to work on and it is hard work. I am in no way saying I have the perfect marriage but it’s mine and the way to keep it that way is to keep folk out of it. See, not everyone who is around you is pulling for your relationship. Yea, some want it and some want you! Yep, I said it! Some want the relationship you got and some want you to be available whenever they call because they are miserable and you know misery loves company. All I want you to get out of this post today is this; value the relationships you have. Will there be some wanting to give up moments, wanting to throw in the towel days, crying and yelling, some arguing and maybe a few cuss words; yes but that’s all a part of it just don’t give up on it unless it’s the only option you have. For 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 says, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things.”