Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lasting Love

When did I change?
When did I learn I didn't have to be right?
Was it because I wasn't up to the fight?
Was I too tired?

When did he change?
When did he open his heart?
Who made the first start?
What took so long?

Am I still the girl he married?
Is he still the heart stealing man?
Are we the couple they said wouldn't last?
What made us stick it out?

I'm glad we pushed each other.
I'm glad we fought.
I'm glad we forgave.
Or were just too tired to hold the grudge.

I love his caring heart.
He loves my attention to detail.
I'm still me and he's still him.
And we are joined like the clasp of our hands.



31 comments:

  1. Becky @ Farmgirl PaintsMay 25, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    so true.  it's a beautiful thing when we learn to compromise.

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  2. That is just lovely.  I keep wondering where my man is - I know what to look for.  Or maybe I don't.  The ones who came before just didn't work out, so I love hearing when it does. 

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  3. It seems as though every time I come to this place I am convicted and encouraged.  Thank you!  I need to ponder these things a bit more.

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  4. Cool - more husbands should be like this...and more of my friends should marry.  Nice HG!

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  5. I really enjoy the ending of this... "joined by the clasp of our hands." Such sweet devotion, honesty, and love.

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  6. this is perfect for me...today is our 15th wedding anniversary...love that enduring love...

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  7. I heart this! Forget where first heard this, I think it may have been Joan Rivers, "a woman marries a man hoping he'll change, a man marries a woman hoping she'll never change. But as you have it on the head – change is certain. To love through the struggle, through the change, to make that choice, I think your poem hit it just right. thank you – God bless and keep you and yours – this made me happy :-)

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  8.  Thanks for stopping by.   And for the encouragement.

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  9. Happy Anniversary brian.  And a wish for many more.

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  10.  I'm glad you come over.  I love having you here.

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  11.  Sometimes it's just plain letting them have their way and do whatever they want to do.  I love it when I discover you've been here.

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  12. It is about the choosing, isn't it? Sweet poem

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  13. Valerie @ Chateau A La ModeMay 25, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    So beautiful Miss Happy Girl!

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  14. This is so lovely and sweet!

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  15. FlowerpowermommaMay 25, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    this speaks volumes...but also speaks well of commitment to each other and especially to the hard times....together.

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  16. FlowerpowermommaMay 25, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    fyi, bride just read this too..... and quietly said.."I like that."

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  17. love it!  ...y'know, a good couple is like spaghetti sauce -- always better the second day.  ;)  this, my deep thought on left-overs night!

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  18. Awww, best wishes to them both.

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  19. A lovely  description of marriage!

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  20. those last two lines: there is such reassurance in them. i loved this friend. you voice the thoughts, fears and longings of every wife...

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  21. such true words!  "who made the first start?  what took so long?"  it's so easy to see that after the fact, isn't it?  i always have to remind myself of that perspective in the middle of the rough moments.  it's worth the steps. . . . .

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  22. Such a nice little diddy here today
    Or rather yesterday
    Being with each other through thick and thin
    Has to be considered a big win
    Enjoyed the read
    Here at your oh so happy feed

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  23. Wow, this is beautiful! Thank you

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  24. I'm so happy for your happiness, happygirl...

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  25. Very nice!  Thanks for dropping by - happy to do the same!

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