Tomorrow Ron and I will celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary. Nothing Big, just a quiet celebration of contentment.
Ron is truly my soul mate. Together we have had a wonderful life and marriage. There have been times of struggle - but mostly with the complications of life - never with our marriage. He tells me I am his excitement. I tell him that he is my strength. We compliment each other and we rarely fight. I allow him to be who he is and he accepts my quirks and who I am. We are united in our hopes, dreams and beliefs and we stand together as we face the world.
There is nothing I wouldn't do for Ron. He is the finest man I've ever known. Ron is a devout Christian, unwavering in devotion to his family, dedicated to the highest moral character and dependable without reservation. Ron is extremely quiet and I am an outspoken motormouth.
When I spoke to a class of denominational executives and their spouses, Ron surprised me. When I asked for comments or questions he stood and smiled. As tears filled his eyes he said, "My purpose in life is to be her supporter. I am proud of her and I will do whatever I can to see that she accomplishes all that God wants her to be. It is the job of all spouses to support each other and to be as involved in their goals as we are in our own."
I was stunned. Ron compliments me in private but rarely has anything to say in public. I choked back tears and quickly ended the class. From that day until now, anytime I'm discouraged I remember his powerful words. They came from his heart and they represent a confirmation that my work is important.
Of all the things married couples do and of all the activities we participate in the most important one is to let our spouse know they have our support.
Have you had a supportive talk with your spouse lately? To help Ron and I celebrate our 34 years, I hope you will find a few minutes this week-end to give your spouse a hug and tell them how much they mean to you. Let them know that their dreams and goals are important and that you are committed to their success.
Love isn't something you say.....true love is something that you do!
Happy Anniversary Ron!