11 Lessons in 11 Years with Jenny by ACHUCKAllen
I was a widower, a single dad and a ministry leader that traveled most weeks Monday thru Thursday. What in the world was I to do? I mean, a single dad is tough, a widower at age 47 was tougher and to do that along with traveling was not an option.
I asked Jenny and her four daughters to marry me and my two daughters in 2007. Trying to find a date that worked with daughters, moms, and travel was not looking too promising. So, like intelligent adults, we decided to get married the next day, March 6, 2007. We checked the girls out of school, Jenny left work, I left work and Charlotte and Mona Rose came to meet us in the Chapel at Sugar Hill Church. We all said, “I Do,” and went back to school, work, and life. That was eleven years ago today.
In my eleven years as Jenny’s husband, I’ve learned a few hundred things, but here are eleven. See what I did right there? Eleven learnings in eleven years?
Here You Go:
- Just say it – Don’t avoid the tough conversations.
- Trust is the most powerful language of love.
- Don’t get swept up in drama. It’s the fastest way to get sidetracked from what matters most.
- Love is a gift from God. Keep Him in the center of your marriage and you can overcome anything.
- Always be willing to dig deep and find the artist within all of us.
- Never be afraid to fail. Go for it!
- Stay inquisitive. It’s more fun to try something new than to grow old and stop learning.
- When dealing with a problem, get to the heart of the matter as fast as you can.
- Love is always forgiving. Always.
- Read your Bible and talk with God – every single day.
- Tomorrow, tomorrow, there’s always tomorrow. Stay positive and stay humble. When you do, great things happen.
Jenny rescued me in so many ways eleven years ago. I could never say enough HAPPY ANNIVERSARIES to convey how grateful I am and how very much I love her.
Here’s to the next eleven as we grow old together.