Hey guys, hope you’re still enjoying summer 17. I’m so excited because Hubs and I reached a milestone in our relationship – 29 years of marriage. To commensurate it, I decided to have football jerserys made and do a shoot to show them and our love off with a story using the analogy of football to do so. I hope feel my heart on this one! 7. 23 .88
My life with this guy right here of 29 years (31 including dating in high school) has been one heck of a journey, one that I can compare to the game of football. He's the quarterback and I'm his wide receiver (and even running back, having his back). This is by God’s design, as men give and women receive. As in the game, we’ve had to put in a lot of practice to get the score. Just as football players know that there is a possibility of getting hurt, we commit and go anyway, playing through any pain and hurt because the beauty of wining outweighs the regret of not being in the game or any pain we’ve endured. When we missed training camp and off season workouts, it was obvious. We’ve experienced fumbles (a lot) and the turnovers that occur in marriage, but despite the penalties incurred, we are a team. A team that’s still moving the ball, making a three-yard gain after every obstacle and getting back up and into the game after being sidelined by the factors and trials that can dismantle a marriage.
For real for real, marriage is not a game it is also not the fairytale that many envision. It is also NOT for the faint of heart. It is for warriors and champions determined to win. To be, and stay married one has to be mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally tough as nails.
Our marriage isn’t perfect at all, but we are perfect teammates for one another and we are making moves and scoring touch downs in this game called married life. 29 years is not easy feat, we are eternally grateful and consider ourselves blessed. We are so looking forward to achieving 29 more and reaching our Super Bowl, as we seek and follow the directions of our coach, God, above and follow the guidelines as laid out in our playback – The B-I-B-L-E; until death do us part, when that final whistle is blown!
I pray this encourages you whether in marriage or some other goal you are working toward. Don’t lose passion. Don’t lose spirit. Don’t stop making moves forward. Don’t lose vision of why you began playing the game in the first place – to win!
I hope you enjoy our "29 year love montage" we certainly enjoyed shooting them! These 29 years has been the sweetest love I've ever known!