Amplified Marriage Vows – edited

By Friday, November 25, 2011 5 0

I need to make a correction to this post. I made a huge error in judgment, in part because I really wanted to have a neat post in honor of the anniversary of our engagement and also because I still feel that mamahood is zapping me of my creativity. Still, there’s no excuse.ย This blog post by Dawn inspired me to think about the unspoken promises in my own marriage vows. After reading it, I thought of some of the better (vacations, dinners at Harvest Vine, the birth of our daughter) and the worse (being 15% funded with one income, navigating new parenthood) in our own marriage, and filled them in.

Dawn (gently and graciously) called me out on copying her work. She said, “In blogging, itโ€™s easy to compare our writing with others and read something we love and wish we had written it ourselves.” That’s what happened. Hope you all can forgive my lapse in judgment. It has been a constant prayer of mine that God would refill my creativity cup, which has felt empty since I got pregnant (something about growing a human in my womb took all my creative juices). In truth, I base too much of my self-worth on my creativity, which is a gift from God, when I need to preach the Gospel to myself and get my worth from Jesus Christ.

I am thankful for grace today.

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  • This post made me a bit teary-eyed. You are such an example to me.

    Happy nine years since your engagement? Was it the day after Thanksgiving that year?

    • Thank you, Melissa.

      Yes, it was the day after Thanksgiving, so maybe not exactly one year ago. We always celebrate it on Black Friday. ๐Ÿ™‚ Tomorrow is the anniversary of hitting a deer with Chris’s little sports car on the day after we got engaged. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • So sweet!

  • Awww ๐Ÿ™‚ Kellie took my words

  • Katie

    Thankyou for your humility, sweetheart. Personally, I don’t entirely understand why just because Dawn did it means you shouldn’t do it too, but I appreciate you taking the post down for the sake of your friendship, and that you were willing to stand up and say you were wrong, rather than simply deleted it altogether. You have been brave and humble and sweet and I appreciate you saying what you’ve said.

    Much love in Christ, always x