"God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me—my whole life one long, obedient response."
Psalm 119:33-34 (Message)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Happily Ever After?

I love fairy tales. My favorite is Beauty and the Beast. However all of them seem to start the same: "Once Upon a Time..." and end the same: "...and they all lived happily ever after." Awww isn't that sweet. But realistically what does happily ever after look like?

Is it a life of well, perfection? Do they go along with their lives with no more trials or hardships to work through? I don't think that happily ever after means perfectly ever after.

So then what does it mean? I think that real life throws curve balls our way to solidify that happily ever after. It is how we work together through hardships that takes us to happily ever after.

Think back on any kind of relationship that you've had where you and that person faced hardship together. Doesn't matter if you faced it together or whether it was between you two. If you both made the commitment to work hard and face it no matter what comes, more than likely your relationship was strengthened. You went deeper in that relationship to another level of respect, love, trust, appreciation of each other.

There are times when this doesn't happen but why? Sometimes people are not willing to fight for relationships, fight to have a happily ever after.

So what am I getting at. Happily ever after is not just something that happens overnight, it is something to work hard for and to fight for. Something that you will be proud of and never let go.

I know for me that is what I want, and am going to fight for.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Yay! fight that good fight, Kim!!!