2014 was a big year for our family when it came to weddings.
My oldest son married his sweetheart, we saw two nieces and my cousin's daughter get married, and we attended the wedding of an old friend of mine, someone I worked with many years ago.
In June, my youngest son will be married, and there are hints of yet another marriage in the family being planned.
Which brings me to a song I've listened to numerous times before but only this morning did I really pay attention to the lyrics.
Here's what the writers of the song had to say about it:
“Marriage is tough. We bring a lot of fairytales to the picture when it comes to marriage. We bring them to the altar with us [thinking]: ‘This is going to be perfect. We don’t have to be apart. We can just wake up together every morning and no one is going to have morning breath. We’re not going to have any problems.’ And then the problems hit and you don’t know where to file those into your picture. . . The idea I’m trying to say is: ‘Can you lay down who you thought I was and love the ‘me’ that is? Can we take this from where we are now and realize that I can’t be that person?’ Only God is going to be able to make this work and broken people can be broken together. To me, it’s probably the most important song on the record.”
Find a quiet place, particularly if you're married, whether newly so or not, and give this a listen and a ponder: