Monday, February 16, 2009

Keeping the Spark lit

A little late, but I am still going to post it. I just had to put a picture of the "early days" where either of us are barely recognizeable, yes that is me and yes that is Dan, just a little younger and lighter for the both of us.
I just wanted to reflect on my marriage for a minute as I am thinking of others who are having trials. Marriage has not been at all what I imagined. However, it has been more than what I imagined in other ways. I don't know how marriage could ever be what you create in your mind, when you are so young and don't understand what is going to go into it.

I have a full heart, I feel like I am bearing my testimony, I guess I kind of am... I am so thankful now more than ever for an eternal marriage. I am just now beginning to understand the promises and covenants with my Heavenly Father pertaining to my family. I couldn't imagine life being over with my loved ones, after being here on this earth. I can't imagine how much sadness it would entail if I couldn't be with Dan again and see Hailey smile and laugh, or have more cuddles with Kyle. What a joy they are in my life- ALL OF THEM!

Sure, marriage can be hard, and sometimes you just feel like..."is this it?" and you wonder if the spark that was once there was ever strong enough to last. I just want to say that you can re-ignite the spark, or get a new one all together. This past year in our marriage has been just that. I have been so thankful to have a husband who is willing to communicate with me and that we are able to understand one anothers needs. I feel a new spark that is lit, there are things that I love my husband for now that he did not have when we were first married. I love the way that we have grown together. Sometimes our spark has fizzled a little and I just have to keep working on getting a flame started to light the dang thing, and get it going again. I am so thankful for all of the information and councel given by our church leaders on marriage and family. My testimony is strong of the family and the eternal promises that we have through our temples. I just want the world to know that I love my family!!!!


Fearless Leader said...

I appreciate your heartfelt insight! Definitly a reflective time as so many marriages are falling apart! Way to keep it strong!

The Nelson's said...

Amen to everything that you said! You guys made such a cute couple then and now!

Jana said...

I completly agree. I keep hearing about people that I thought had great, happy marriages that are getting divorces. I too am so grateful.

We love you guys!

ALLFREY said...

And they are lucky to have you too! Life is rough enough without some "favorites" along the way, I don't think it would be tolerable.

Carpenter Column said...

All I have to say is Amen Sista!

Demi-Dos said...

Amy, i love you. You are such a good person and friend, not only to me but to so many others...what a blessing for all of us to have you in our lives! There will always be hard times, in EVERY relationship! I hope that I can be as good of a friend to others as you are to so many!