I was asked by my husband to write a blog for today. My assigned topic was ‘marriage.’ He started a new sermon series last Sunday called, “I Want a New Marriage” and it has already been awesome! Make sure that you don’t miss during this series. I can’t wait to hear the stories about marriages being saved and lives being changed!
So I will touch on the marriage issue and touch on something else…
Marriage is a partnership between a man and a woman who are willing to prioritize each other, compromise, give 100+%, sacrifice for each other, encourage each other, love each other, support each other, etc…
You celebrate your differences. You choose your battles. You build each other up and you become your spouse’s biggest cheerleader. You stick around for better and for worse, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer. These vows mean something and they require serious commitment. You don’t walk out when life is not the fairy tale that you dreamed of. You dig in and make it your fairy tale!
I have been blessed with an amazing marriage. It has not always been easy and we have had to battle to save our marriage. There have been trials, pain, anger, disappointment, frustration and my husband still throws his dirty socks on the floor even though there is a hamper just inches away! I am being silly, we really have experienced some major trials and it would have been easy to walk away. But haven’t you heard…anything worth having is worth fighting for! I just think of all I would have missed.
I am married to the love of my life. God has done a supernatural work in Steve Flockhart’s life and I could not ask for a better husband. Many of the good things, the blessings in my life and each of our children’s lives (now, daughter/son-in-laws and grandchildren) are made possible by Steve Flockhart. He just doesn’t think of himself, he is always coming up with ideas to bless me or the rest of our family.
But his love and commitment spreads outside of our physical family to the New Season Church family. He dearly loves our church family, prays for them and is committed to serving them in the best way possible as Pastor.
And guess what…on Tuesday, Steve celebrated his 50th birthday! 50 years old! I am thrilled because I just happen to be a couple of years older than my husband and he takes every opportunity to share how I am in my 50’s and he is not. Well, he is now! We can go buy a set of matching rocking chairs!
So, Happy Birthday to a great man, a great father, a great G-Daddy and a great husband! My prayer is that you were blessed and that you felt loved and greatly appreciated on your special day…you deserve it!