While we were in Kansas right before Christmas, Andrew & I couldn’t help but overhear his Grandmama talking at night after she went to bed.
At first I thought she was praying, but it sounded too casual to me, so I thought perhaps she was on the phone. I could vaguely understand what she was saying; replaying what we had done for the day, and what was in store for the next day… And then it occurred to us – she was talking to her late husband of 35 years, Andrew’s Grandpa.
Grandpa Zorn has been gone for sixteen years now, but Grandmama continues to talk to him every night, as his picture is beautifully framed on display on her bedside table. I think that is spectacular!
I can only hope and pray that Andrew & I will have that kind of connection long after one of us pass away. Few folks have that kind of connection even while they’re married, much less after they are separated (be it by choice, or by God).
Andrew & I have a pretty strong bond, and have had a pretty amazing few years together. From the day we first met, I knew we were meant to be, and that connection is still alive and well. Sure, we have had our rough patches (mostly since Elizabeth has been born – funny how parenthood can do that to you), but we continue to live and love on. I’ve said it several times, but I truly believe a key to a happy and healthy marriage is praying together each night. It is pretty hard to be humble and pray with a partner you’re mad at.
What do you do to keep the spark and connection in your marriage going?