has just begun. Every day, for the rest of your life, give each other a reason to stay married to you.”
That was the best wedding gift we received!
So we both endeavored to heed his wise advice; sometimes searching our hearts for extra insight, determination, and perseverance. The result has been a satisfying and refreshing relationship long after the honeymoon ended. Occasionally we are still asked, “Are you guys newlyweds?”
This doesn’t imply we have no miscommunication or problems. On the contrary! Even with difficult moments our focus can be adjusted . . . and I've done that a bunch. When I look over at Doug early in the morning, watch him from across a room, or even if I'm seething inside working up courage to apologize, I see the wonderful guy I chose to be my life partner and am overwhelmed with joy. He couldn’t be more perfect for me. Every single day I’m thrilled when he walks into our home ~ and I don’t even have to wait for him to take me into his arms!