DEAR WATCHER OF TIMES: HOW TREASURED IS THAT SPOUSE?
He watched her beautiful face as she slept, amazed at the peace that was now prevalent over her entire being. The pain that had contorted her lithe frame for days on end had finally been brought under control and this state of rest she finally was in afforded both some respite and the time required to reflect a bit more on the fragility of life and the sanctity of love. In her dream state came pouring out the unfettered thoughts of a soul comforted and confident that his love for her was a true and constant companion while to him, the events leading up to this day had tested his marital vows and found that for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, he would forever be by her side.
As he listened to her rhythmic breathing into the early hours of dawn, he knew there and then that nothing more to him than to make every moment they had been blessed to share together count. In giving and making a difference in the lives of other, they would not be found wanting. In serving and making the world they know a better place for all, they would not be caught napping. But never again would they ignore the need to recognize and appreciate each other, nor would they deny one another whatever good gift they may be led to share one to the other, in celebration of key moments in their lives, even if it is a brand new Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, regardless of what people may or may not say.
The All knowing God chose at some point in the story of the human being, that it was not good for Man to be alone and so He brought into existence Woman and instituted marriage as the vehicle where both would find perfection. In the life journey of the woman was the true expression of the man and likewise in the life work of the man was the true essence of the woman. Such is the ethereal bond between husband and wife that no one outside of their marriage, not even their children, can ever truly appreciate what they must go through as they journey towards perfection. No one should therefore come between husband and wife to judge how either one chooses to celebrate the other for they just don’t know what they have been through just to find this one moment in time to truly express their love for one another.
May we always find little and big ways to express love for those who matter the most to us.
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