Ten Years (Take Two!)

I’m not going to do it.

I’m not going to write “that post” which everyone expects from me.

I’m not going to boo and hoo and lament and pity myself into a corner just because my ten years of marriage have been barren. No, no. Those ten years of marriage are precious to me, rich with memories of life lived fully under the grace and forgiveness of a merciful God who loves me in Jesus and cares for me enough to give me His best. Those ten years are exactly what they should be, and I wouldn’t trade them for a single child.

So I am afraid you will have to read a different blog today if you are looking for pessimism and regret. I don’t want to dwell on what hasn’t been. I want to celebrate what is.

Thank the Lord and sing His praise;
tell ev’ryone what He has done.
Let all who seek the Lord rejoice and proudly bear His name.
He recalls His promises and leads His people forth in joy
with shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, Alleluia.

(Lutheran Service Book Divine Service, Setting One)