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March Madness - Day 5

My marriage is important because....

It's the thing that has kept me grounded for more than 10 years.

I had no idea what to expect regarding the Tallahassee heat and humidity. I quickly found out all about it since my move to Florida occurred during mid-summer. I landed in Florida on Sunday, July 16, 2006. Since I didn't start classes until August, I had a month or so to get acclimated to the area and to run errands. I needed to find a daycare, drive by schools, and establish residency. All of this was to be done with three kids in toe, all under the age of five.

I was up to the challenge. One afternoon in August, we were headed out for errands. Once I got to the car, I realized that I didn't have any water. I ran back upstairs to our apartment. When I opened the freezer to reach for a bottle of ice cold water, I was stopped in my tracks by a ring box and a note.

Yes! This man left his family behind for me.
Yes! This man spent 6 weeks alone in Tallahassee to set a foundation for us.
Yes! This man drove 17 hours to relocate with no housing in place.
Yes! This man tolerated my craziness for the past four years.
Yes! This man was my biggest supporter through my Master's degree program.
Yes! This man affirmed me every chance he got.
Yes! This man adored my daughter.
Yes! This man had a relationship with Christ.
Yes! This man was willing to take on my family traditions.
Yes! This man believed in me.
Yes! This man respected me.

Engagement Photo

Although he drives me crazy sometimes, he has allowed me to grow in so many areas. The life lessons have not always been easy but I am grateful for them.

If you are not married, is marriage important to you? If so, why? If not, why not?

If you are married, why is your marriage important to you? What are you grateful for within your marriage? 

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  1. Marriage is IMPORTANT because you have chosen a mate that completes you. This person will share the next however many good/bad/indifferent moments of your married life. These are the moments that complete you and that YOU CAN ALWAYS FALL BACK ON! I AM GRATEFUL FOR A SPOUSE WHO ALLOWS ME TO BE JUST THAT, ME. I am able to support a person who has DREAMS and DESIRES, THEN SEE THEM COME TO FRUITION. Being married is a daily Teachable Moment. If you ain't got one (spouse) you better get one.

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