Went to my first physical therapy appointment. Loved my physical therapist. We hit it off right away. She mentioned to me that she was getting married in three weeks. I offered my congratulations and then she started my intake. She asked what happened…
I began to explain that in Novemember I was on a cruise with my family to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and renew our vows, and I fell… She was very surprised that I had been married that long. I guess without giving it much thought, she said, “to the same guy!?!” I said, “Yep! Love him more today than ever!”
She told me that she was so glad that I shared that with her. Typically all she ever hears is, “oh how sweet, you’re still in the good newlywed phase when you still like each other…” She said she hoped it wasn’t really like that and that she could still be madly in love after 25 years.
A good, happy, healthy marriage takes a lot of work. It’s just like physical therapy. We need to keep the muscles strong. We need to work on it every day. It’s ok to seek outside support if you’re struggling. There will be good days and rough days… You have to push through the rough ones to get to the great ones!
For those in the “newlywed phase”, enjoy! But know that what you’re feeling now doesn’t have to end. If you make your marriage a priority and choose to love every day , then every phase of your marriage can be like newlywed love!
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Hebrews 12:11-13