Friday, February 5, 2010

I choose you today, tomorrow and every day

A few months ago I was at happy hour with a friend of mine, and we were talking about how his relationship with his girlfriend was going.  When the question of their potential marriage came up, he paused.  Now this friend is one of the most, if not the most, reflective friends I have.  His answer was, "Yea.  I could choose her everyday."

What a beautiful way to think of marriage.  His statement struck me so much that I went home and told Mark about it.  I think at the time, Mark and I had actually had a recent disagreement, so the idea of waking up every morning and again choosing Mark, no matter what's going on around us, was powerful to me.  We all hear that love is a decision.  Therefore, it makes perfect sense that we wake up everyday as a married couple and again choose each other as husband and wife, over and over again.  It's a deliberate decision, not based solely on emotion but also on the idea of commitment, loyalty, sacramental love and even sacrifice.

I wanted Mark and I to keep this reflection in the forefront of our minds, so now every morning before we part for our days, we leave with saying, "I choose you today," to each other.  I like to believe it starts our day out with our priorities in the right place, putting each other above everything else, under our relationship with God.  If we have each other, not much else matters.

One of our very first pictures together!  January 2006, Enchanted Rock, 20-Somethings Camping Trip

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