the little moments that make my world go round

In good times and in bad…

dried bush rose, originally uploaded by imayle.

Maybe it’s because I’m a girl, or maybe it’s because this one weird credit commercial that plays over and over and over again says them, but I was thinking about the wedding vows today. I’d never really thought them through until today… that’s powerful stuff.

It takes a special person to promise to love you and stay by your side even when you’re bawling your eyes out because nothing’s working out right, when you’ve just spent your last dime on the groceries and the kids are grumpy because they’re hungry, when you’re feeling half dead from a fever of 102.7 and the stomach flu, even when it’s not romantic or glamorous or pretty… You promise forever.

That’s love right there.

I find it so comforting and beautiful that Christ feels that way toward us. His church is his bride, and Christians are his children. wow. And he’s perfect and holy, so he’s not going to walk out on us or get a divorce. He’s with us, for better or for worse.

dried bush rose

This morning I went out and took pictures of this flower… I’m getting the hang of this SLR thing. All these pictures were completely manual. Focusing, aperture, exposure, everything.

four petals

Note- Thank you all who have been asking after and concerned for Xander. Friday we took him in to the vet and he gave Xander a 90% chance of full recovery with the amputation of his back left leg. We are so relieved! The surgery is Monday morning, so this week Xander will be a full time job as he’s getting used to being a three-legged tiger. It will be hard to see him that way, but we are all very happy that he will be alive and (hopefully) make a full recovery.

Happy Saturday!


3 responses

  1. This post was beautiful 🙂

    May 23, 2010 at 6:56 am

  2. Inspiring post. Yeah, I did not really think about how the vows cover good and bad times until I experienced them. Glad we have both put God first in our lives.

    May 24, 2010 at 3:42 am

  3. i just came from the other room where my husband is sitting, and after talking about money… a very touch subject right now… i found myself in tears. lots of stress and tension between us because of money and my unemployment.

    so to come in here and read this was quite the timing… from God, i am sure. thank you for this reminder. i am so glad i said those vows to him. it makes me know where he stands, where i stand and where we stand in all of this… together.

    thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. i LOVE getting new visitors and readers.


    {lovely flower pics, by the way.}

    June 4, 2010 at 3:37 am

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