The way they look at each other makes all the difference. These two have been best friends for over 20 years. People wonder how long you can stay married to someone without getting bored of them. These two have however proved that it is very possible. And not staying together for the sake of their children or whatever, but staying together because they want to. Because of love
April 30th 1994, the my parents got married in a beautiful church wedding. By then, mum had just completed campus and dad was a teacher. They soon had babies and as they say, they lived happily ever after.
Love is blind. But marriage soon restores your sight.
They will tell you it has not been easy, but for them, they wouldn’t have done life any other way. In their own words, they describe their journey as that of love.
They have been a great example not only to me, but to other couples. (They know themselves).
A relationship is never about one person. It’s about the two people who are in the relationship. It’s never easy, but with Jesus at the center of it all, it makes the whole difference.
To all single parents, aspiring parents, single ladies and men waiting on the Lord, it is all possible.
So what has brought them this far?
Their trust in God is one of a kind. They decided to fully trust in God’s power to make their marriage work.
This is a lesson I also carried to my relationship. ‘the one God gave me’ and I would trust God for the smallest of things. There would be times he would have no rent for his house or even supper for that day and we trusted God. When things were not working for us, we trusted in God and He came through big time. I look back and always tell people about how God brought us together and brought us closer to Him too.
Love and commitment
A relationship is a two way thing. I have seen how my parents have demonstrated their love for each other. Their commitment to each other too is on another level. These two have been an example of how to enjoy each other and still keep the love alive.
But the greatest of this is love.
Every relationship has its ups and downs. It is however how you come out of those situations that makes the whole difference. Your partner will not always make you happy, but sitting down and talking about it makes it all good. Find ways to deal with your issues and resolve them in an amicable way.
Forgive and forget.
Comparison and competition
This is one thing that should be avoided at all costs. I have seen how my parents present a strong team instead of behaving like they are competing against each other.
Having such parents has taught me a lot in terms of relating to ‘the one He gave me.’ Lessons they have just passed down by default and lessons I cherish.
Being their daughter has also given me great joy and I am proud to be a Nandilet.
I celebrate them today and every day.❤