Tuesday, September 11, 2012

inspiration : marriage

There are times when Joey and I are off. When the simplest tasks like going for a walk turn into a huge fight. Thankfully, those times aren't often. But it does happen. And I'm sure, if you're honest, they happen in your marriage too. 

Yesterday, Joey showed me this video. He showed it to me because of one specific thing that he thought I'd like to use for my class I'm starting this week, but what I took away from the video was much more than an idea for my class. I was reminded of a love so pure, so deep, that nothing can change it. Not even a terrible crash. Just watch the video below : 

I bet Ian and Larissa have off days, too. But their story is so inspiring. It inspires me to be thankful that mine and Joey's off days aren't too bad. And that the rest of our days are oh so good. That we might have to deal with financial stresses, work pressures, and more projects and things to do than we can ever have time. But we have each other, we're both healthy, we have two healthy boys, we have food, clothing, shelter, we can talk to each other and communicate easily with each other, and countless other blessings. 

"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter 
everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments 
of awe that change forever how we experience
 life and the world." -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

We have it so good, so easy, and moving forward, I'm going to be more thankful for that. Because the best remedy for off days and stresses, is thankfulness and gratitude. Wouldn't you agree?


  1. they are an inspiration to us all, it is hard not to tear up watching this video. God's design for marriage isn't that we would be happy that we would never fight with our spouse to be Him glory and honor to Him through our marriage, theirs shine the brightest!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing that. I have passed it along to my friends. How beautiful. This is such a great post and so nice to stop and appreciate everything in your life.
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  4. Thank you for sharing this...I tell you all the time that your posts make the tears flow. Love you!


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