I received a request from a facebook friend to add this post to my blog, so here goes…


December 30th marked another anniversary of the day I married my best friend. One great thing about celebrating our anniversary just two days before the New Year, is the fact that it happens during a time when most are reflecting on the past and planning for the future. As I reflect on my marriage and my life with my husband, I realize that regardless of the trial, test, season or storm, “opting out” was never an option.  We entered this thing with one common understanding: divorce was not an option.  Before even saying “I Do,” we removed that option from the table, understanding that it was not available for our use. You see, if you ask the average person, married or not, what are the things that keep people together, you would get a variety of answers like trust, happiness, honesty, love, belief in God, partnership, etc.  However, if you pay attention to the statistics, many people divorce, even when these characteristics are present. I believe those things are important, but history has proven those things don’t necessarily keep people together. If I had to identify one thing that has kept us together over the years, I would have to mention our decision to stay together.  You see, one of the most important things that keeps people together is merely  “STAYING TOGETHER.”  Instead of focusing on the reasons people leave…or should leave, let’s celebrate those who have committed to stay! I thank God for my husband…a man who has his heart set on God’s Word, and strives to live accordingly. Nothing about us is perfect, but at the same time, everything about us is worth staying. I look forward to the rest of our lives together, and I pray this serves as encouragement to others who are walking the marriage walk.


Peace and Blessings,

Mama Tameka