I was speaking with a young couple on the verge of getting married and the subject of my marriage came up. The more I talked about the marriage I have experienced – and the wife I enjoy – the more grateful I became. My final assessment was, I am so blessed it’s crazy.
As I walked away from the conversation I began to think about how rose-colored my glasses seemed to be in that moment. Was I really being honest? Was I setting this couple up for disillusionment when they don’t feel that reality I described? God knows how many difficult seasons these 17 years of marriage have endured . Some of that has been basic life tribulation. Much of that has been my sin. A microscopic amount has been my wife’s sin. 🙂 During many seasons of difficulty I’ve not been so positive.
So why was I walking away from this conversation with such joy?