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Sun - Jul 12, 2009 : 03:16 pm
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Love Through Trials
My marriage, or rather, the marriage I have entered into with my sweetheart for the last 7 years, hasn't really been that bad.  In fact, I'd say we're definitely on the upper-hand of "marital happiness" as far as the national statistics go.

There are quite a few reasons for this, I'd say.  One is definitely that I feel I'm giving a whole lot of effort to this marriage, but more importantly, I feel that my sweetheart is giving just as much, if not a whole lot more.  We seem to really want our marriage to work.

For the past 6 years, I'd say we've been blessed beyond what we deserve by a truckload.  We have had a very comfortable lifestyle, and up until about 3 months ago, were satisfied way beyond our needs.

Then I lost my job.  And the investment property we bought went about as far south as it could possibly go.  I found out the job skills I had relied upon for the past 5 years had become somewhat out-dated, and employers were taking note.  And things were ... uhh...  going downhill.

About this time, my wife and I took note of our situation, and decided to talk about it.  Nothing too much to note, other than I realized more strongly than I have ... well... ever - that as long as I had my sweetheart, things were going to be okay.  After realizing this, I decided to share it with her.  What a touching moment.

After being unemployed for a week or so, a good friend of mine was able to help me find employment, and it was during the 2nd week of working there that I received a note from her in my lunch - made by her.  This wasn't uncommon, and in fact she writes notes in my lunch more often than she doesn't.

This one, however, had a bit more significance in the light of our situation.  Such simple words, such a long lasting effect.



So, yeah...  Even though life is tough right now, and we could be focusing so much on the trials at hand, it sure makes life incredibly wonderful focusing on, instead, making sure your loved one feels loved and appreciated.

I love you, Sarah.

Forever.
Comment by Jodi Jones on Jul. 13, 2009 @ 11:03 am
Oh Jason,  *sigh* 

I've said this before and I'll say it again.  You are one lucky guy and Sarah is even luckier to have you.  I only hope Blaine feels the same way about me that you two feel about each other. 

Glad things are turning around. 

Love you both!

Jodi
Comment by Hailey on Jul. 17, 2009 @ 06:28 pm
You guys are the cutest couple ever!  Believe it or not, I feel the same way about Ry and I do believe he feels the same about me!  We are so lucky and blessed to have such AMAZING spouses!  It would be one lonely world without them!
Comment by mom on Jul. 19, 2009 @ 05:55 pm
Oh, my sweet Jas!! Twenty years from now, you & Sarah will look back on this experience & talk about all you learned & all you received from going thru this hard time!!  There's not a whole lot of memories made when life is sailing smooth!  At least that is how it has been for your father & me 43 years later!! I do love ya both!! hugs
Comment by Chloe on Jul. 30, 2009 @ 03:49 pm
That is so sweet! What a great post Jas! It is so true! I don't know why some of us have to go thru the trials that we do, it doesn't seem fair sometimes!

It seems to me like this has brought you two closer, rather then apart, which is awesome!  Love you guys and thanks for sharing a part of your story with us all!
Comment by Argentina travel on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 09:12 am
Just wanted to say that it´s great to hear that you´re havinga great time with your wife, key is avoiding the rutine, no?
Comment by Shugee on Sep. 22, 2009 @ 02:46 pm
Sarah is one of the best wives in the world. Amen.