Friday, February 17, 2012


It didn't always used to be.

The early years were hard.

Like those late miles in a really long run when I sometimes just want to stop, crawl over to the side and sleep.

Exhausted from the effort, I'd just want to walk away.

I often never felt good enough.

Years multiplied and a peace began to canvas our marriage.

The urge to stop and just sleep dissipated.

I became more alive.

Our marriage together became a delight.

Somewhere between the exhausted fight to be heard and understood that was often squelched by expectations, an understanding enveloped us both--an acceptance for each other's differences.

That we have found Joy in the hard thanks of the *whirl and twirl* of sharing life together is Amazing. Grace.

Today's post is part of my friend, Lisa-Jo's fun challenge each Friday to 

     "Write for five, short, bold beautiful minutes... 
     Unscripted and unedited...
     Without worrying if it's just right or not."

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  1. Joy! Amy, what a great post. So thankful that you shared today and that your marriage is a delight. Grace!

  2. That is a beautiful take on marriage over the years.

  3. Lovely! I wonder if this isn't the tunnel to delight that all marriages must pass through, but today has made it too easy to quit, exit the tunnel, and, as you say, just "crawl over to the side and sleep, exhausted from the effort." And all those runners who quit miss the light and deeper beauty at the other end. Good thoughts, beautifully expressed. Thank you for them!

  4. What a lovely testimony to a marriage that has grown in love! What a delight for you and your hubbie!

  5. Beautiful,Amy! What a lovely way God has transformed your marriage- what delight!! ;)

  6. I'm so glad you wrote about your journey today. What an encouragement you are, dear heart! :)

  7. I am learning to find delight as I go through different seasons in my marriage. Thank you for sharing your journey today!

  8. Wow, that was a beautiful post. I am with you on the blessings of years...amazing how God mellows us as we grow together!

  9. hi friend...passing by to invite you im hosting a tuesday bloghop...hope you join...if you feel to...your welcome...loves soraya