Our Wedding Vows:
To have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my love.”
I remember the day we were married and how our wedding vows seemed so easy. We were young, healthy, happy and in love. Nothing on that day seemed like it would ever take us apart.
Then life happens. Children, deaths, health, finances, stress, busyness and occupations all become reality. Slowly, separation can occur. It happens without you even realizing it.
2020 was a year that we all experienced many hardships that most likely challenged our marriages. Our marriage vows were put to test, for sure.
Along with the stresses of Covid, I threw in a bought with Kidney Stones. Three surgery’s, a hospital stay and Dan catching my vomit was definitely a ‘for worse’ moment.
We also experienced separation from our loved ones.
In August a natural disaster, Derecho (land hurricane)destroyed our property, city and much of our beloved state. After the Derecho, I found myself not being able to move forward. Dan helped me .
We need each other.
Being One-we can help each other get through the difficulties of life. Our vows become real. Our vows are put into practice. It is not easy, but with God’s help we can keep our vows to each other. We can remain One.
God’s Word-Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.