In Sickness and In health. Over the last few years, my wife and I have tested this part of the wedding vows. And I really want to say thank you to my wife for how truly awesome she is.
Disclaimer, this is a more serious video I talk about a husbands need to look out for his wife and the mother of their children, because of things like postpartum depression and depression in general.
If you are struggling with NFP and feel like you are all alone out there, this is likely a great book for you. If you have been using NFP for long enough that you know that it is a struggle and that there are other people out there like you, this book might be just more of what you already know.
But my wife did something that reminded me that this is a reason to be joyful. She started telling people. She started telling them and letting them know how happy we were. And we are, and I am. So welcome to the world my little one. We can’t wait to meet you.
– Love Dad
Like Kevin says in his post, Marriage is a vocation, albeit one that a lot of people don’t take seriously any more, but a vocation none the less. It is, in truth no less of a commitment that someone entering the priesthood. Priest’s make sacrifices to be a priest, and married people make similar but different sacrifices to be married. They are vocations, and they both require a level of commitment. They both require a level of sacrifice.
It is not every day that you get to celebrate a major milestone in your life, but for me today is one of those days.
As I have shared before, my wife and I are NFP Teachers. In the last couple of years something about doing this has been niggling at the back of my mind. I do feel called to help people understand NFP. But It was not until I had a conversation with my wife that I think understood some of what has been eating at me.
I could talk a lot here about how NFP is not “Catholic Birth Control,” and how what we teach encourages couple to be open to life, but first of all that kind of sounds like sour grapes even to me, and second of all that is not what I want to talk about. Besides you have probably heard all of that before.
So I guess this is what normal feels like. Or maybe, this is just what I want normal to feel like. Either way I am happier.
Thank you my dear for my life so far. I hope to have many more happy years with you. I also hope I am a better kisser now than I was that day.