One Flesh

I love my husband so much. He’s handsome, smart funny, he can fix anything,  and takes care of chores I just can’t. Sometimes however I forget about it. Marriage is the greatest challenge of my life, well that and parenthood.

…7″FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, 8AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.” Matt.10:7-8

But really what does it mean being one flesh? Operating as one when we both have very different life experiences good and bad, different ways of seeing and unerstanding the world. With the different situations we face along our journey together we discover that our values are sometimes very different from each other. When  it comes comes to raising a child on top of that, wow what a challenge.  Some days I even think:”no wonder 50% of marriages fail”. How can we come to an agreement in every situation as one flesh?  I mean,  even me with my own self don’t always agree 😉

So how do two complete different souls and fleshes become one? I guess the answer is in the next verse: 9″What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”…MA

tt 10:9

God is the answer. He has put us together, He’s the glue that, in the long run, will keep us united. If we look at Him in the hard moments we’ll know what to do despite our differences in opinion.

Still in real life it can be very frustrating and sometimes (in fact many times) it will take many many many many discussions before we can finally reach an agreement. SometimesI just feel like giving up, and than my dear husband will do something special. Like I said earlier my husband can do a lot of things that I can’t. For example this week he cleaned the dog’s ears. I know this may seem stupid but, to me this was such a romantic gesture. I WOULD NEVER clean the dog’s ears, it’s just too disgusting however my husband doesn’t HAVE to do it afterall it was I that wanted a dog.. when my husband does things like that for me I can see that we are one.  He does things that I can’t do, he knows things that I don’t and vice versa.

Even though we argue a lot and disagree on many things he’s my hero.. For example last winter on the biggest snow storm of the season, I’ll never forget about it. We were all snowed in. All the neighbors were outside with their shovels and snowblower not even capable of making a dent in the snow bank. Then he appeared through the storm with his tractor. He took care of our parking lot but also almost all of the neighbors’. My husband saved the day, he made a big detour on his work run and helped our neighbours. He’s the best when it’s time to save the day.

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