You see the day I said “I do” was the beginning of the end. The beginning of a lifetime journey as a partner and ending up being Mrs. Stephen Ray Novotny and the end to a self-centered life of my own. I was now dedicated to the marital relationship pledges I took before those seated in the pews at my wedding celebration, before God and before the male I was devoting to have and to hold from that day forward, for much better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to like and to cherish; from that day forward till death do us part.
Date my partner on a weekly basis even if it is just a long walk or out for coffee.
Winnie the Pooh as soon as said “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never ever have to live without you.” I understand he is just an adorable little bear and he was probably informing this to Piglet but this quote occurs to be one of my favorites when it concerns my marital relationship.
You see the day I said “I do” was the beginning of completion. The start of a lifetime journey as a spouse and ending up being Mrs. Stephen Ray Novotny and completion to a selfish life of my own. I was now dedicated to the marriage vows I took in the past those seated in the pews at my wedding event, before God and before the man I was dedicating to have and to hold from that day forward, for better or for even worse, for richer, for poorer, in illness and in health, to like and to treasure; from that day forward until death do us part.
2021 marks the beginning of our 35th year of marital relationship, we will commemorate December 6th, 35 years of marriage– looking back I will be truthful and state it has been harder than we dreamed but the experience has deserved every minute, every threat, every up and every down. We have actually grown stronger, better and I can not envision life without him.
As I get in 2021 I have actually made my list of marriage News Year resolutions and want to challenge you to make your own list.
My 2021 Marriage New Years resolutions:
1. Have a servants heart towards my husband.
2. Date my husband on a weekly basis even if it is simply a long walk or out for coffee. (He gets coffee I fume chocolate).
3. Encourage him in verbal words, notes, emails and text messages (yes, he is a cool tech geek).
4. Pray together on a constant basis (daily would be my goal).
5. Say” I like you” regularly, you can never ever state it enough.
6. Be an example to my adult children of an honoring marriage.
7. Support him with the skills I have to make him effective in his company.
8. Be his biggest cheerleader