Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Speak the Truth in Love
Anywho. Here is a little poem I wrote, along those lines.
It's called, "On Marriage."
It's worth the toil, this quiet peace I feel with you.
The days of struggle, of defining how this will work,
of establishing a new routine each era,
of date night fuss and working hard to make a connection--
it all seems so far away and needless
when this beauty cycles back around.
My first thought each morning is ThankYouGod,
for my wonderful husband and family,
and it's so easy.
But there were times of toil--hard times, of disconnection and jostling for power,
and a desire to be right.
That all seems so silly when I look back on it.
Still, marriage is meant to keep us on our toes--
to not let us grow weary of being better each day.
Marriage is salvific--and you are the one helping me face demons,
and I hope I help you.
Because no one else on this earth can see me so clearly,
can list my quirks and failings so comprehensively,
as the one I choose to see me through it all.
And no one else has given me more grace, either,
has shown me how Christ's love might really be--
all-knowing, and still all-loving--