Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Fairy Tale Romance

Once upon a time there was a handsome prince who met an ordinary girl........

They fell in love.

He got on one knee in a small chapel by the Mississippi River and asked her to be by his side until the end of time.

Her heart overflowed with joy and happiness.

They exchanged rings and vows and.............................

25 years later~

They are still together!!!

A handsome prince and an ordinary woman.

4 kids, a son-in-law, 2 grand kids and a dog later.......

They are still together.

in love with each other.


I remember when I fell in love with my wonderful, handsome husband.

I remember our first sweet kiss. (My heart still goes pitter-patter!)

I remember .................................

because I am still madly in love with him!

It has been 26 years since our first date. Our 25th Wedding Anniversary will be December 30th of this year. He is my best friend, the love of my life, and my forever and always guy!

Have we always had the fairy tale?

Well..... there are times I would tell you "NO WAY, Jose!" but I think, "Yes! We have always had the fairy tale."

Was it because we never fight, never argue and always agree?

Ha! No. Emphatically no.

We have the fairy tale because we choose to always love each other in spite of the fights, arguments and disagreements.

I choose him. He chooses me. We choose to love each other.

Trust me. We don't always "feel" the love either. :)

Our love is a choice we make.

Sometimes, that choice is easy. We have all those "ooey-gooey, mushy-wushy" love feelings. We don't have to work very hard on the fairy tale on those days.

Sometimes, the choice to love each other is rather difficult. The things we want to say and do, the "imaginations of our angry soul" are not in the fairy tale. But we choose to love - we choose to forgive and continue with our fairy tale romance- the God given love for each other.

Agape Love is a choice.

I guess I am writing this post today to keep the hope alive.

You can be married for 25 years to Prince Charming, the love of your life, and enjoy the fairy tale!

So, if you are single. Don't settle for second best. Wait for (your own) Prince Charming! When he finds you, remember the fairy tale doesn't just happen. The fairy tale love is a choice you make every day, and sometimes it isn't easy.

But choose the fairy tale!

I did!

blessings from a blessed woman!



LAURIE said...

Love IS a choice. Sometimes we forget that. Not only do we have the ability to choose WHO we fall in love with but also who we STAY in love with. Love IS a choice. I am so glad that my sweetie is still choosing me. Good post today. -love, Laurie

Pastor Rusty said...

I love you very much and wouldn't change a thing of our fairy tale marriage! I am so thankful and blessed to have you as my wife! You are the best. Here's to 50 more years.

Treasure Seeker said...

forever and always, baby- my handsome hunk of a man!

you are the wind beneath my wings and the flutter in my heart....

forever and always!

Mary Beth said...

I don't remember that you got married in the middle of the year!!! MAYBE I was too wrapped up in MY ARKANSAS Razorback Prince Charming!

Those AR boys... they know how to sweep us off of our feet.

I really can't believe we all will be celebrating our SILVER ANNIVERSARY!

Doesn't that sound simply, unbelievably OLLLLDDDD!!!!