Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Happy Heart

Relationships take work and both people must be willing to give 100% of themselves for the other person. Do you agree?

There’s no doubt my oldest son’s first marriage didn’t go well. And he would be the first to take responsibility for his weaknesses and shortcomings. He's said so.

But, in any dissolved relationship, there is usually one person who is ultimately rejected by the other. And he was rejected.

I’ve seen Andrew go from the deepest, darkest depths of immeasurable pain to a place where, in his own words, “it seems too unbelievable and too easy”.

I tell you this to explain how much my mother’s heart rejoices at the story Abbi shares on her blog today.
Andrew recognized the emotional pain a sales lady was experiencing and was able to encourage this woman to have hope!

Read the story of how he knew it was time to “pop the question”. You’ll be blessed….or at least, I was!


Cindy Beall said...

100% both ways.

That way, when one is having a bad day and giving on say, 74.5%, the other is still giving 100% and the marriage is going strong.

I'm just sayin'. :)

dusty takle said...

Tell Andrew that I know what the pain of a marriage dissolved feels like. It was my darkest place. And, I also know what that second time feels like. "God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you." And, it is heavenly! Congratulations to you all!

Abbi said...

I am so blessed to love and be loved by your son. If it weren't for that 100%, it would never work.

Thank you for loving us so well and helping us keep on the right path. We love you!

Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

going over there right now.

Michael said...

Thanks for the happy birthday wishes. It stinks, I am out of town. I don't get to spend my day with the family. I have been in Muskogee for 8 weeks...next week is supposed to be the last.

Theresa said...

I am getting so excited. I can't wait to get there. ;)

I am so happy for your big family!!! I showed all your pictures to my friend that had been visiting. She thinks you and your family are beautiful. After looking at the pictures she wasn't worried about where I was staying. LOL

Robin Meadows said...

Ahh....Theresa. You are so sweet!

But when you drive down our awfully bumpy dirt road to get here...YOU may be scared! :)