Keith and Pam Rinas married 2/14/1987
25 years and counting. May the Lord bless each of you with a happy marriage. Being happily married is so much more "a choice" than it is who you are married to. My husband and I, each of us has enough dysfunctional in us to make anyone crazy. But, we each can overlook and appreciate the good and the bad as needed that we get along great. We both have a sense of humor and can laugh at our issues, big and small. I am so thankful for the man of my dreams. He is the love of my life. No matter what Hollywood stuff may come my way, he is my reality and I am thankful for him. He might not have six pack abs, he might get crabby, but he comes home every night and hugs us all and loves us all.
When I drove to Wisconsin and Tennessee to see my first grandchild and other family I would call and thank my husband when we would stop to get gas. "Thank you honey for financing us." That poor man has to keep going to work every day and I am just driving down the road spending money like it was water, because gas is expensive!!!! He doesn't complain at all. What a man. Some other woman would complain because he wasn't on the trip with her, or she'd complain because he eats out every meal when I am gone, (that is worthy of mentioning, but not kicking him out of the bed) etc. I am just thankful for the one I've got!!!!
The Lord gave me him. He is the one I made the vows to. He is the one I need to make it work with. We are walking in our reality and having a grand time in the processs. Fallen natures and all, we are making the best of it. Wahoo.
I thank the Lord for doing a work in my life, because my flesh would fight Keith at every step of life, I still struggle with rolling my eyes when I don't like something, but I am a work in progress and he is a patient man. I thank the Lord for the many voices he has used to enlighten me in being a good wife and mom. Thank you Lord for your Holy Spirit too that prompts and quickens.
I still read how to be a better wife, how to have fun dates, stuff, because I am a work in progress. Keith doesn't put a whole lot of effort into all this romance stuff but he'll tell me he is thankful for the goals I have incorporated into our lives. I will tell you this though for our 25th anniversary that man did go all out. There were roses waiting in our hotel room for us that he had ordered ahead of time. I still can't get over it!!!
Here's wishing a happy marriage and a happy Valentine Day!!
Joyfully, Pam R