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Falling in love is easy but staying in love, now that’s a lot of hard work.

I remember the first date with my wife.  December 9, 1988.  White pants, white and golden brown sweater, light brown hair and big brown eyes.  I loved watching her move about the room and couldn’t wait to be alone with her and not have to share her attention.  An amazing mother of two young children that had the world at her feet.

The pants are long gone, the hair has changed colour many times and the children have flown the coop.  22 years has changed us and we are different people today.  I love my wife more today than I did all those years ago.

We have faced many challenges over the years and, together, we have created a wonderful life together.  Is it perfect?  Some would say no but to us, yes it is.  Because we are willing to work together to overcome life’s challenges.

Last weekend, we attended Connexus where Andy Stanley delivered a talk on staying in love.  I think anyone facing that time in their lives when it seems the world has just blown up and your partner just doesn’t seem to be the same person you married, could stand to spend a little time to listen to this powerful message.  I heard myself in this one and know I still have a lot of work to do.

Love doesn’t just happen.  You need to make love a verb.  I’ll let the message explain.

Just when you feel like you are falling out of love, it’s time to make love.  No, not have sex.  Watch the videos at the link above.  These videos explain rather well.

Staying in love is hard work.  Anything I have ever had or achieved that had any value in this life wasn’t easy.  It was hard work!  Are you willing?


Make it a great day!


P.S.  What am I thankful for today?  I’m thankful for the years at Rice Lake with my grandparents.  I’m thankful for Connexus.  I’m thankful for those white pants!

What are you thankful for today?


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