Friday, March 17, 2017

When Your Vows Become Action Words

This week has been quite interesting.  My husband has been battling with an illness for the last 2 months and he just refused to go to see the doctor.  Got to love a STUBBORN man.  Over the last few weeks, we both noticed his breathing was getting shorter and shorter.  Some times, he couldn't even go on a long walk before getting short of breath.  I didn't want to seem like the worrisome wife of always nagging him but I was concerned. Well, he would mention that he was going to go to the doctor but never went.  He would buy every over the counter type medicine he think would help his symptoms.  THEY DIDN'T WORK! Yes, I was frustrated.

Well, this week, was a little different. The breathing got shorter and shorter. The tiredness was lasting longer than before. So, Tuesday he decided he was going to go on to the doctor the next day. Wednesday morning, we both got ready. We went over to a local clinic to get seen. That visit didn't last 30 minutes. Once he was called to the back to be seen by the doctor, the nurse checked him in and started to ask about his symptoms. Blood pressure was high.  Breathing was shorter. Murmuring was heard in his breathing. So, the doctor said what hospital do you want to go to because this is severe. So off to the hospital we go.  His pressure goes higher and higher when we get to the hospital. Talking about scared, YEAH THAT WAS ME!! He was admitted and I saw the entire process.

At that moment, that is when I realized that the vows that I gave back on July 10, 2010, are starting to become action words.  I didn't know when they were going to go into action, but I knew it was going to come. I sat there and prayed. I got in my car to run some errands before coming back to the hospital and prayed. I cried and prayed. Then that's when it finally hit me, "through sickness and health". This is the part where we both vowed to still be there "through sickness and health". It's. Not. Easy. Reality sinks in. You sit there and wish you could do something besides pray, to make it feel right. You wish you could just blink and it goes away. It's not that easy. God knows I didn't want to see my husband lying there. But, I did. My mind was all over the place (figure of speech).

But have you ever really paid attention to the vows you say during your ceremony? Even the ones you write? Yes, we say them to be part of the ceremony. But do you take heed on what you are saying? You never know when you will be reminded of the vows you have taken before God and many others during the ceremony. Thoughts become words. Words become action.

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Do not take those words for granted. You never know when they will become action words. Sickness. Health. Good. Bad. Death. Richer. Poorer. Ups. Downs. They are ALL REAL words. Marriage is real. When you or your spouse is faced with a situation, and you are reminded about those vows, that's when it becomes REAL and they become ACTION words. 

Until next time, 


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