To my godly husband:
I have to be honest…
All those years ago, I had no idea what I was saying when I said, “I do.”
I had no idea the enormous commitment contained in those two small words.
I had no concept of the depth enduring love requires, costs and compels.
As a young woman entering into married life, I could not have possibly understood the vast difference between bride and wife. One required only my “yes.” The other requires my entire self.
When I said, “I do,” at our wedding, I had no clue what it meant to truly live for and with another. I did not yet understand that I was promising to die to self a little more each day so that something greater could shine forth.
I had no inkling of the loss that was possible, or the indescribable gain. I had no concept of the sacrifice involved in marriage – or how joyful that sacrifice would ultimately be.
I had no idea the level of trust involved in “I do.” Continue reading “I had no idea what I was saying when I said, ‘I do’”