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Lucky #7....
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By Jenn Apple
Published on 02/15/2010
 
"When the grass looks greener on the other side, water your own lawn!" ~unknown

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Today was my husband's & my 7th wedding anniversary.  Lucky #7...yay!  That's what we're hoping for :o)

To be honest, it hasn't necessarily been easy.  There have been times where we both would have been so relieved to walk out the door & run away.  But, we believe in something stronger than us...we believe in the promise of Christ & His teachings.  It's because of Him that we have an even stronger bond that holds us tight, in times of our weaknesses.

I think the most realistic proposal of marriage was best stated in the movie "The Runaway Bride."

"I guarantee there'll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is going to want out. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life. Because I know in my heart... you're the only one for me."

Marriage isn't perfect...no one's is.  We are all flawed in some way....and quirky in others. But, it's the endurance (during the challenging times) that gives us an even greater appreciation for the "mountain top" moments.

Like in any type of training…there WILL be times that you want to give up...but, if you continue the race, the reward at the end will be even sweeter! 

So, what is a successful marriage?

"Success in a marriage is much more than finding the right person; it’s a matter of being the right person." ~unknown

It is so easy to concentrate on other's flaws...but what we really should be doing is working on our own.  When we become stronger as individuals, it's only then that we can help grow the relationship.

Do not depend on your spouse to make changes....they may never change, but YOU can.  Marrying someone in the hopes that you can change them, is unrealistic & heartbreaking.  Concentrate on you and the Lord!

And remember....

"When the grass looks greener on the other side, water your own lawn!" ~unknown

Invest in yourself, your future, your relationships, your marriages, and your health! 

You are worth it!

Happy Anniversary, Tommy <3 

Here’s to Lucky # 7!!!!