Early this year, I found out that one of my best friends throughout childhood had cheated on her husband and that they were splitting up. They were a great couple and it just breaks my heart that they and their 3 children are going through this.
Yesterday I received a birth announcement from a friend at our church back in California. They had a beautiful baby boy in December. In November she found out her husband was cheating on her. So, he left her before the baby was even born. She is now a single mother of 4.
It is so hard to hear that people close to me are going through this, and yet at the same time it makes me thankful for my wonderful husband. It is a wonderful feeling to know that no matter what Aaron is there for me. He and I talked extensively before we got married about divorce. I told him that I didn't believe in it except for 2 things...unfaithfulness or abuse of any kind mentally or physically. So, we decided that no matter what. No matter how hard things were. No matter how far apart we are at a certain time that we would stick together and work through it. In church my pastor announced that a couple had just celebrated their 75th! wedding anniversary. He asked them what it took to stay together for such a long time and their response was that they never stopped loving each other at the same time, and a lot of hard work.
So, this post is mostly for Aaron. I vow to never stop loving you, to work hard to make our marriage work. I am so glad that we agreed not to get a divorce no matter what, and that I feel secure in you. You are my rock. I am so glad that God blessed me with you.
**Just a quick disclaimer***
These are my feelings alone, and I am not condeming anyone who has gone through a divorce. This is just what Aaron and myself have set for our goals in marriage. Please know that I am sad for people whose marriage doesn't work out, but I do not condem or judge them.