Friday, January 20, 2012

“Long ago, men went to sea, and women waited for them, standing on the edge of the water, scanning the horizon for the tiny ship. Now I wait for Henry. He vanishes unwillingly, without warning. I wait for him. Each moment that I wait feels like a year, an eternity. Each moment is as slow and transparent as glass. Through each moment I can see infinite moments lined up, waiting. Why has he gone where I cannot follow?”  -Clare

I watched the Time Traveler's Wife tonight. It always gets me and I end up in tears! It is a wonderful movie but I suggest if you have the time, read the book as well. Such a heart breaking romantic story. Two people deeply in love subjected to life's unfairness.
I think it is truly amazing how love gives us strength to conquer enormous obstacles. The true deep love I have for my husband makes waiting for him worth every second he's gone. While I strongly believe there is a lot more required for a strong happy marriage, love is what binds everything together. It's what sparks patience, kindness, perseverance, honesty, and unselfishness.

Honestly, sometimes I hate my husband's absence. I get myself worked up and curse any reason he has to leave me. But that absence has taught me a lot. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. I appreciate my husband more than I ever could have imagined. This small glance into what life would be like without him is a blessing. It's a lesson that comes the hard way, but it's a lesson not many people ever get.


  1. This movie made me bawl like a baby! I'm afraid to read the book!

    1. The book is amazing! Like most books into movies, the book is much better! But if you read it, have tissues handy!! :)

  2. The Time Traveler's Wife was a great romantic movie (& I can't wait to read the book) but what I enjoy more is your true life romance. Eros is that awesome feeling we have at the beginning of a relationship when everything is so fun & exciting. Some say that Eros lasts only about a year and half or two. I say that it's like a garden; with care & attention it can grow, flourish & mature. I see your love for my son continue to grow and I see your efforts to nurture the eros. I have prayed for that (for him) since he was a small boy. <3

    Love is patient,
    love is kind.
    It does not envy,
    it does not boast,
    it is not proud.
    It does not dishonor others,
    it is not self-seeking,
    it is not easily angered,
    it keeps no record of wrongs.
    Love does not delight in evil
    but rejoices with the truth.
    It always protects,
    always trusts,
    always hopes,
    always perseveres.

    I Corinthians 13:4-7