If I had my life to live over I would have gone to bed when I was sick
Instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner, even if the carpet was stained or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the “ good living” room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fire place.
I would have taken time to listen to my Grandfather ramble on about his youth.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
Divorces, adultery and misconceptions are plaguing not only the marriage itself but products of those marriages (my generation and the next). My hope in this poem is to highlight the most frequent and problematic issues marriages face today while also pointing to Jesus as the ultimate healer, redeemer and restorer of every marriage
Whether single or married, my intention would be that this poem would allow you to look more deeply to Jesus to either better your current marriage, or prepare for your future marriage