Saturday, April 26, 2008

Two Promises - One Old, One New

I'll get the new promise out of the way first. I PROMISE to post the winning notification for Littlest Lessard as soon as possible. I'm not the winner, and I have a before and after pic to post with it. I would have used this post for that purpose, but given that today is a special day, it'll have to wait one more day (or perhaps two).

The old promise is seven years old today. It is the day that I promised several things to my wife. Seven years ago today we were married at the Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas. On that day, we promised many things to each other...the typical things; honor and obey, cherish and love. However, the one that I remember the most wasn't one of the standards that you see in movie weddings...it was this:

"love means that I can't win if you lose."

When the minister said this, I figured he was speaking specifically about conflict. However, seven years later I've come to realize that he meant much more. He meant that I can't win when I'm only looking out for myself...or more bluntly - when I'm only worried about my wants I will end up losing. The bible says the same exact thing. Ephesians 5 tells us to love our wives as Christ loved the church. Ultimately, that means to put our spouse first in all things.

When I made that promise, I didn't know squat. I still don't know much, but at least I know that I don't know much. I didn't know what that promise really entailed, or even meant. The good thing is that Angie and I have had seven years to learn those lessons together. We continue to learn them. We make mistakes, we get selfish, and we get over it and move on.

If we grow as much in the next seven as we did in the last seven - we'll be in great shape.

Happy Anniversary, sweetie. I love you and I'm sorry for those many times I forget that I can't win if it means you lose.

SL

5 comments:

deltaman2310 said...

I just wanted to wish you and your beautiful bride a happy anniversary and wish you the happiness you found in your first 7years to grow in the next 77.

Love you both

Scott Lessard said...

77?!?! That would make me 115 years old. No thanks. I'll take 60 more. :)

Chapel of the Flowers said...

Congratulations from all of us at Chapel of the Flowers on seven years of marriage. It always makes us happy to hear about our couples successses and happiness. May you have many many more years of happiness together!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary you two! JP and I had a lot of fun on that trip (NO COM-MODE! LOL) and were happy to welcome Angie and the kids into this crazy world known simply as, "Lessard". That being said, who's up for planning another Vegas jaunt??? I think 7 years is long enough to be away, PLUS it is a lucky number so it bodes well for the gambling (HA!), PLUS I could really use a vacation.....

xoxoxo yr NY cuz

Scott Lessard said...

If you are going on vacation, it is to Dallas!!!

Justin and I will be in Vegas in July if anyone else wants to go.

SL