I like to think of it in terms that I am more familiar with, though. I collect tea pots. Most of my teapots are antiques, and most are china. Each teapot comes with a story about how and where I acquired it. Each one is carefully placed on a shelf, out of the reach of little hands. Each one gets dusted and cleaned. Each one is special to me in some way. But the most special is one I don't have yet. It belongs to my granny, and I have loved it since I was a child. It is beautiful - cream with a beautiful light green design around the top. She's already written my name on it and promised it to me after she is gone, and it will be the most prized teapot in my collection when I have it. Why? Many reasons! It is a gift from someone I love dearly. It will remind me of her every time I look at it, and how she always thought of me when she looked at it. It is irreplaceable. It is beautiful and special. It is time tested.
My marriage to my husband is like that teapot. It is a gift - a gift from God. Every time I look my my husband, I am reminded of how much God loves me. I'm reminded of how much He thinks of me, that he would put someone as special as Barb Wire Man in my life. He planned for us to be together! My marriage to Barb Wire Man is irreplaceable. Sure, he or I could marry someone else, but there are memories, dreams, goals, and a friendship that would never be the same with anyone else. What we have is special, and I rather lose friendships with everyone else in the world than to lose the love and friendship of my husband.
My goal is to value every moment of my marriage. In 15 years, I want my kids to look back and say they were disgusted at how much Mom and Daddy love each other. I want them to model their marriage after ours.
Be blessed today!