At a bridal shower I attended yesterday, we were asked to write something for the bride. Marriage advice or a blessing. I sat and stared at my card for a good long while, wording and rewording in my head. Only six years in, I feel I don’t have much advice to offer. But then I remembered the epiphany I had earlier this year. So I thought I’d share it here as well.
Remember every day begins the same: the sun comes up and you make a choice. Some of your choices are easy, like whether or not to comb your hair, while others are more difficult like whether or not to ask for help, forgive, or start that new thing.
Always make the difficult decisions when they matter. Remember they always do. Make them with your family’s best and eternity in mind, leaving your pride and fear behind.
Remember your needs matter. Trust they will be met.
When the next thing seems overwhelming, pick one step. Do it. Breathe. Repeat.
Lean in to the things that scare you the most. Cling to Jesus. To forgiveness. To grace.
Fight like hell.
Fight for each other. Fight for the truth.
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