Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Till the very end...
I was listening to Delilah on the way home from getting massive amounts of stuff at Target (ahh...new clothes)! I don't typically listen to Delilah or 100.7 for that matter, but my stations had commercials and I needed some soothing music. I turned on the station right as Delilah was reading a letter from one of her listeners. It was from a man and written about the love he and his wife still share after 25 years of marriage. He said that he and his wife have been through hard times, but still get excited about being with one another and have worked really hard to stay in tune with one another. He went on to say he loves her more than anything and loves the life they've built together.
This made me tear up for a few reasons: 1) my parents don't have that joy anymore (not to say they won't experience joy ever again, but I always thought it would be with one another forever) and 2) this man's letter showed me that there are still people left in the world who have stayed committed to their marriages and to making it work, no matter how trying their situations they are. I wish I could thank that man in person. I wish I could thank him for showing all of us out there (especially us that are new to marriage), that there is hope for happiness, despite the fact that divorce seems to be everywhere we turn. That good can come from working hard and continuing to communicate with one another.
Instead, I'll thank him here. Thank you for staying committed to your wife and your family--I was truly inspired by your letter and will strive to ensuring I build that kind of life with my husband.