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Day 79 - Love still Endures

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    Day 79—Love still Endures


    “Spend time in personal prayer, then write a letter of commitment and resolve to your spouse. Include why you are committing to this marriage until death, and that you have purposed to love them no matter what. Leave it in a place that your mate will find it.”

     

    I prayed A LOT today for guidance with writing my letter. The chapter emphasizes, “Today your dare is to put your unfailing love into the most powerful words you can. This is your chance to declare that no matter what imperfections exist—both in you and in your spouse—your love is greater still. No matter what they’ve done or how often they’ve done it, you choose to love them anyway. Though you’ve been far from steady in your treatment of them over the years, your days of being inconsistent in love are over. You accept this one man or woman as God’s special gift to you, and you promise to love them until death.”

     

    I took some time to myself this afternoon to write my letter. It was just on notebook paper since I did not have any stationary with me at the moment. I thought I was going to struggle with it, but once put pen to paper it just flowed. I truly felt the presence of the Holy Spirit.

     

    Midday I had also sent my husband a text asking how his day was going. No answer. I prayed about giving him a call when I got off work asking if he wanted to come over for dinner. I got the go ahead to do so. I got his voicemail, so left a message. No response. We had spent a couple hours together last night and I could tell something was off. I had asked if he was okay in which he responded that he was, but just tired. I know that wasn’t the truth, but didn’t want to press it. Today’s silence from him affirms his continued struggle. I feel at peace with it. There is absolutely no reason to be worried. I have felt the presence of Christ all day—a stronger hold than most days.

     

    When I got home I grabbed my stationary box and right away saw the card I was to use to transfer my letter to. It simply says “remember” on the front and is blank inside. I wrote it out, sealed it in the envelope, and will now await Christ’s direction.

     

    I have yet to hold back anything in my journal entries. Although, this time I was thinking I was not going to be sharing this letter, but when God presses on me to do something—I listen. He was very bold with telling me to do so, so here we go—


    I am writing to you to convey my overflowing thoughts and feelings. I am so incredibly thankful for the reconciliation and healing that is taking place in our marriage on a daily basis. I have mentioned before that I am more in love with you than I ever have been and that love continues to grow as we are on this new journey together.


    My love for you has a whole different meaning than before. I have learned what unconditional love truly is. When I say ‘I love you,’ I mean that I accept you for the person that you are and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. My ‘I love you’ means I do not expect perfection from you. I mean that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times. I mean loving you when you’re down—not just when you are fun to be with. My ‘I love you’ means I know your darkest secrets and do not judge you for them. I mean that I care enough to fight for what we have and that I love enough to never let go. I mean thinking of you, dreaming of you, wanting you. My ‘I love you’ means you are my number one (after Christ). My ‘I love you’ means I love you today, tomorrow, and forever!


    I know we still have quite the road ahead of us, but believe every step of the way will make us that much stronger as one. I believe we are going to grow as one in ways we never imagined. I truly look forward to each day I wake. I have been molded in ways I never thought possible and each day brings forth new growth, more gratitude, and even more love.


    As you know, Hawaii is two weeks away. I am having a hard time imagining going without you. Every time I picture the trip, I picture you in it. I picture us swimming, snorkeling, parasailing, relaxing, basking in the sun—just enjoying each other’s presence in a peaceful environment. I completely understand your hesitation to going, but I want to ask you to think about it. It is still possible. You just let me know, babe. I will still understand if you rather not. I challenge you, though, to take this next step with me (as one) on our new journey—our NEW BEGINNING!


    All my love,


    Jenn

  • Just remember, your testimony from here is to show that without Christ unconditional love is really not possible.

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