Ok how cute is this!! I don’t know about you but anything lovey dovey has my heart fluttering! I am such a sucker for things like this! My sweet husband struggles with the whole romance thing, but he has his own way to get to my heart. He came home one day and told me I had to watch this with him. We were in a rush to get somewhere but he sat me down and we watched it together. Then he preceded to tell me this is how he will feel about me when we are in our 90’s. Yep that pretty much made my heart flutter. I don’t know maybe thats romance, or maybe thats Loren-Darcy love. Whatever it is it made my day! Anyway it got me thinking about marriage and love. It is not always a walk in the park, but it is so worth it! Just seeing this man talk about his wife and reminisce on the memories really made me stop and realize just how special each day and each moment I have with my husband is. Life goes by so quickly and we can’t get that time back. We are only left with the memories. I want to make those memories good ones. I want to look back and see laughter instead of grudges, love instead of anger. When you first get married, it can be hard to become one and give up your selfishness. I know I have been selfish and stubborn more times than I care to admit. We have been reading the book DNA of Relationships and it has taught me some really great things! I think the main lesson it taught me was that we can’t control the other one. We need to stop blaming the other person for what hurts us. Only we can control our emotions and reactions. I think this was a huge step to becoming one and letting go of selfishness. I also now put myself in Loren’s shoes in certain situations. I ask myself “would I want to be talked to like that?” or “how would that make me feel if he did that?” Just by reversing the roles has helped me stay away from things that might hurt him. I hear stories all over of young couples losing a spouse, it makes me all the more thankful for each day we have together. Each moment of our lives matter and I don’t want to look back and regret not appreciating the small moments enough. As said by Fred: “Life only comes around one time, and never again!”
So I decided to ask a few couples who have been married way more years than I have to answer some questions on the topic! To share what they have learned from being married! Stay tuned for Part 2 of Many Years of Love!