I’ve Been Tested, and am Still Standing!

The highway to happiness is Christian Menladen with many priceless gems;

romantic dinners on an ordinary day; a bouquet of flowers;

a walk in the rain, with nothing to say;

a cuddle in front of the fireplace on a cold winter night,

a light kiss …. just because.

All is well, but love is unrecognizable until it’s tested.

Remember the fight we had when we both were too stubborn to say “I’m sorry”?  I stayed out all night, and yes, you’re right, I wasn’t alone.  I responded irresponsibly, and made wrong choices, but two wrongs don’t make a right.

When you felt pain I wasn’t there; when you needed to talk I couldn’t hear; when you needed a shoulder to cry on, I was somewhere else.  The part of you that really needed me died a slow and painful death, because of spiritual and emotional neglect.

Our matrimonial equilibrium was mortally wounded, but I didn’t know.  I was neglected too!  I couldn’t give what I didn’t have.  If we had been shot, we could have gone to a doctor.  If we had suffered from spiritual anemia we could have gone to a minister.  If we had been homeless we could have gone to a shelter.

But, what do you do when your marriage is dying right before your eyes, when you’re young and untested?  Where do you go? Who do you talk to?

A love that stand under all kinds of pressure and trials, regardless of who fault it is, is a love worth saving.  Now I feel alive, abundantly!  I know what mean to say “I love you”.  I know how to be unselfish, humble and compassionate, empathetic, intimate, passionate, romantic and, loving.

I know how to be man, husband, father, provider and, protector.  I was once ashamed of who I was; now I can’t wait to prove who I am.  Go ahead ….. test me!  I’m as real as rain, and will surpass even your expectations.

I’ve been tested …., and am still standing!

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