Ephesians 5:33b: And the wife should respect her husband.
Respect is his primary need, his deepest desire.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Strength, Structure and Stability

Today I highlight the marriage of a remarkable couple.  Courageous pursuit of their dreams causes me "to pause and celebrate the moment. Not what will be or what is to come, but what is real and true this day."

I was privileged to attend the wedding of my husband's son and his bride a few years ago. They have both since finished their studies, received  degrees and begun the next phase of their pursuits.

My stepson recently moved to Scotland to study veterinary medicine at the University of Glasgow for the next five years.  This past Saturday he uploaded his first Glasgow photos to his Facebook page.

This photograph stood out for me.  We share a love of architecture, it would seem.

It is difficult to distinguish the personalities or purposes of the people who are caught in the shadows beneath the lofty ceiling.

But, I was overwhelmed by the structure, not the people or the shadows.  

I was impressed by the strength and stability of this structure.  I compared it to the stability and strength of my stepson's commitments - to his education, to his career and to his marriage.

I also could not help but recognize the quiet stability and strength of his wife as she sacrifices for his dreams.

It is a remarkable thing that they have just begun.      

In their honor and to their credit, I enhanced a cropped version of his photograph and created a new card for Your Husband's Deepest Desire.  

Strength, Structure and Stability

The message inside is for any wife to recognize her husband for
his commitment to her, to their future and to their dreams.

I am participating in Tuesdays Unwrapped from Chatting at the Sky.  

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caroline@carolinecollie said...

After four years in Scotland I've just moved to South Africa, but it is a great place to spend some time studying! I lived in Edinburgh so I'm not sure where that structure is (unless it's Glasgow cathedral?) but it is indeed lovely! I hope they enjoy their time there -- it'll always have a special place in my heart. I hope you get to go visit!

Penny said...

Beautiful picture - and amazing insight!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Absolutely beautiful structure! :) Love your cards!!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What a beautiful tribute to the strength of the commitment your stepson and his wife have!! Wonderful message inside! :)

emily wierenga said...

i love the parallel here... what a loving mama you are. and your comment today welled me to tears... such encouragement. i look forward to getting to 'know' you, friend. e.

42N said...

great shots of the supports. Where were they taken?

Can I get an Amen?