When One Plus One Equals One

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How do you wrap understanding around mystery. A God designed mystery of one plus one equals one, standing at the altar in white and black all open hearted and wide-eyed. And walking away you are one.

How do you grasp a life of together where one by one the little ones join you and you become family, united by a name you share and a life you make together.

It is a beautiful mystery of magnificent making. To look back on the days of life since you held sweaty hands and stood wobbly kneed and ran from a shower of flower petals to a waiting car where you held hands with a new name and an unknown future.

And the more days you live the more the mystery deepens of how loving another and making a life is wonderful.

Happily Joining with Lisa Jo Baker at Lisa Jo Baker dot com and her amazing Friday community.

33 thoughts on “When One Plus One Equals One

  1. Beautiful post….I’m happy to hear that you’re still in love after 23 years! Gives me something to shoot for πŸ™‚ We’re just barely past one year πŸ™‚ Hooray for Five-min fridays! xo Ruth

    1. Be encouraged friend. We’re coming up on 24. Its an amazing journey. The prayer of my heart is for strength in the tough times…and wishing you oh so very much JOY in your marriage journey. Bless you. Thank you so much for being here, and for your kind words of encouragement for me, Ruth. Hope to see you next Friday?? Look forward to getting to know you more. Keep leaning on and trusting in Him. Love In Christ….Elizabeth

  2. Oh this is so beautiful. And the mystery of supernatural math….how one plus one equals one…it never ceases to amaze and delight. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Oh friend, humbled. It will be 24 in Sept. Praising HIM for it. You have blessed me so in my insides with your heart here. So glad you came. I look forward to seeing you again, next Friday?? wishing you Joy in your Journey, girl.

  3. Oh how I love a good testimony on a marriage that gets better with time. In spite of mistakes, imperfections, and tough circumstances, marriage truly can get deeper and more wonderful. Here’s to more unknown futures and mysteries to be discovered!

    1. Your words ring deep, so deep in my soul. I say, thank you, humbly for your kindness. Yes, oh yes. Mistakes, imperfections, tough circumstances and more!! I write about some of this and will continue too. Because it is better and stronger and sweeter than ever. 24 years in September. I love this “here’s to more unknown futures and mysteries to be discovered.” Just treasure that phrase!!! Here to them, and it, and thanks be to God. Great idea, God. I marvel still at the mystery.

  4. This: “And the more days you live the more the mystery deepens of how loving another and making a life is wonderful.”

    We have known this mystery too and it is a beautiful thing. Lovely, lovely post today Elizabeth.

  5. I love this testimony – that love does last and He does make one of two. Thank you for being good news today, Elizabeth, and giving glory with beautiful words. And your encouragement – precious and valued!

  6. Wow, I love the mystery that is marriage. Just celebrated our 14th this past year and I am still in awe of all God’s work and the oneness that happens in the midst of it all. What a blessing it is to see 23 years and going strong. No small feat in today’s world. Blessings to you.

  7. I love this thought: “A God designed mystery of one plus one equals one…” His math is perfect:)))
    I’m so thankful our 1+1=1.
    Great 5 minutes, my friend!

  8. It is a beautiful mystery! I love how God does math…lovely write, Elizabeth…guess what, my wedding dress had similar puff sleeves πŸ™‚ Wishing you a blessed weekend with your family πŸ™‚

  9. Oh, this just warms my heart and also convicts it. I know God is reminding me about His purpose in this holy union. Thank you for writing about this truth so beautifully πŸ™‚ Congratulations on your 23 years!

    I love your pictures πŸ™‚ Beautiful…

  10. My favorite line…..

    “How do you wrap understanding around mystery…..”

    This just stopped my in my tracks! Thanks again for visiting my page. It is SO great to meet you through Five Minute Friday!

  11. I know 24 years is a gift and a journey and also a joy. Well done, the journey is not always easy, but the bumps and the hiccups on the journey make it so worthwhile. We are approaching 38 years in January… husbands are a gift from
    God, sometimes, I think mine is a gag gift from the leftover white elephant games… Great post. DAF

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