Today, I got into a bit of marriage small talk with a client. Nothing too serious, just chatting about daily things. She’s been divorced and re-married and brings a fantastic perspective to all of it.
Sometimes it’s crazy difficult, I admitted to her.
But I wouldn’t want to walk through it with anyone but him, I said.
So this marriage is for the long haul? she asked. Absolutely, I told her.
She beamed and gave me a hug. I just love that! she said. You’re going to grow and it will be beautiful.
(Obviously, I hugged her back.)
This, friends, was precisely what we all need to hear. In every struggle we face, marriage or not, we’re going to grow. And it will be beautiful.
With a lot of grace and a little gumption, we’re all growing.
And we’re usually growing in ways we never expected and would never have guessed. But it will be beautiful.
As I drove home from the meeting, I realized that attitude ought to extend beyond marriage. Commitment is undervalued in our society. Change is okay, and at the same time, commitment is so important.
Within commitment, growth can happen. Potential can be reached. Beauty is celebrated.
Linking up with Bits of Splendor (first time!) and the sweet women at Soli Deo Gloria.