One of the comments that was shared with me by my friend Victory (check out her blog!), pointed out one of the things I wrote that stood out to her. She said: "'it is my choice how much I love my wife'-what a powerful statement!"
When I read that I thought to myself "I didn't write that. That sounds pretty profound." So I reread my post and sure enough I had written it. I guess it just slipped out. I suppose if you write enough you are bound to accidentally write something profound or insightful every once in a while.
After contemplating this at length I decided it merited another post. This is that post.
"It is MY choice how much I love my wife."
|(Photo courtesy of Vial Photography)|
How many times have we heard someone say (especially little children): "He/she made me do it!" For those of us that are parents, how many times have we responded "No one can make you do anything." If that's true, and it is, then we are in control of how we feel and how we respond to situations, statements, and other's actions.
I love my wife because I choose to love her. If I choose to love her even more I can and will. She loves me because she chooses to love me. If she chooses to she can love me even more.
It is MY choice. We've all heard people say things like "I just fell out of love with him" or "we grew apart and our love died." These things don't just happen. While it may not have been a conscious decision that the couple made to let their love die the day to day decisions they made, the small and simple ones, were conscious. Decisions like spending another hour or two at the office each day instead of with your spouse and family. Or choosing not to say "I love you" as frequently.
We must mind the small and simple things in our marriages for them to grow and prosper. The more you tell your spouse that you love them the more that you will. It's your choice how much you love your spouse. It's my choice how much I love my wife.
And I choose to love her more!