I was 26 years old when I got married. I loved men before my husband. But it wasn't until him that I had discovered a man that would Love both God the Eternal Father and His Son Jesus Christ more than he loved me. When I found that man, I lived to be worthy of his love. I told him that there was no one on this earth I would love more than him, including our future children. But that I would always love God and Christ more than I loved him and that was how I believed we would have a lasting marriage.
He readily expressed equally strong feelings in that regard. We had NOTHING in common from a worldly stand...but everything we needed in common in our faith and devotion, in our priorities. It hasn't been perfect marital bliss (I am doubtful that really exists except in the cases that one is a door mat and the other wipes their feet...I have seen those marriages and don't anything like that. I have opinions, he has opinions...we don't always agree.)... I think marriage is a challenge and for a reason. Anything WORTH having is worth working for. What it has been is a continual blessing and I credit that blessing to a loving Heavenly Father who gave me one of his choicest sons, a gift I can not ever earn, or pay back. A gift for which I am grateful beyond words...almost every day of the year (and on the days I am not so grateful I thank My sweet E.P. for always reminding me why I should be grateful. She is the best behind the scenes advocate my husband could have...and he doesn't even fully realize it. Though he appreciates that she has his back on my grumpy days!)
Changing the world...ONE letter at a time!