Society often refers to the "Seven Year Itch" in regards to marriage, and most commonly in reference to the greater likelihood of divorce occurring after such a *long* time [insert sarcasm]. I've been thinking about this recently in regard to my own marriage. Seven years was indeed a VERY long time ago. Seven years ago our divorce had been finalized for nearly a year, Tim was in a relationship, I was engaged to be married with plans for a wedding sometime around Thanksgiving, and our boys were being shuttled between us every weekend. In September of 2002, I never would have dreamed we'd be where we are today!
Thankfully, God had other plans! On November 9, 2002 (the day my brother and sister-in-law married) Tim and I experienced what can only be called a miracle. We talked that night... long into the night. And by God's grace, we were reconciled to one another. December 21, 2002 is the day we said our vows. Today, the only "itch" I experience in regard to my relationship is the "itch" to continue to love and enjoy my husband for many years to come, and the desire to grow our relationship in ways I never could have imagined.
Thank you God for your mercy, your grace, and your perseverance in loving and guiding us even when we are most difficult! I love you Tim.