Today!! Is the day I get to thank God for allowing me the honor of being married to @lauralentz for 14 YEARS! She is the best part of my life...our lives have changed a lot..But this smile, captured 15 years ago, has never wavered..as I reflect? 4 things about marriage after 14 years of trial, error, wins, losses and A LOT of adventure..
1.)marriage is simple. But simple doesn't mean easy.. simply love, respect and honor how you want to be loved, respected and honored..can't live by the "silver rule" and expect gold in return!
2.)marriage is a choice. If you are still under the illusion that love is a feeling, feel this: it's not! It's a choice. Nobody "falls out of love." They choose to stop loving. Nobody falls out of a marriage. They choose to stay in it. Your wedding day vows are actually just daily choices disguised with overpriced cake and a DJ...a wedding is one day. Marriage is every day!
3.)marriage is war! Not against your spouse, but against your selfish nature. Every day THAT dies a little, is a day our marriage LIVES, a little more..
4.)marriage is "HOT".. should you choose to feed that fire! If a fire is losing heat, all you have to do is throw some new things on it, and it will burn again.. this particular fire? Has to be guarded, has to be cultivated and needs constant attention.. my wife needs warmth. I want to eliminate the need for her to have to visit any other fires, ever, by making sure "it's hot at home.." I'll leave that right there..
Lausie JAYNE? Thanks for being the easiest, most gracious person on earth, to be married too... you love Jesus more than me. Thank you for that. I can't pursue you, without pursuing Him...I love you, and I'm just getting to know you..I don't deserve you, but I sure am glad I get to do this life with you..Love you, girl... #callme #getatme #deangelo #forevermylady #cincodeLAURA #14