Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Just a quick thankful post.

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.


Delta Linda said...

Thank you for loving our son so much. How could we ask for more from a daughter-in-law. May your mountains be high and valleys not too low for the next 40 years....we love very much

Jami said...

Thank you for your post Shannon. Brian and I also feel the same way. No problem is worth breaking up over. When we see what others have gone through or are going through in their marraiges, it makes the things we get upset about seem so insignificant. We must hold on to each other no matter what and find our greatest joys in being together the way God intended. "For what God has joined together let no man put asunder."
I thank the Lord that he brought me into the Wampler family and then He brought us you! What a blessing! We Love YOU!!!

Kim said...

More power to you! It takes a lot to make a marriage work. I admire your commitment and your strengths. There are very few couples like us who take their vows seriously!

Lilian said...

What an awesome post!! Thanks for sharing!