“The Vow”, posted below, is the title of Pastor Doug’s devotional for May 24, 2017. His devotional can be received via email by contacting him at email@example.com. His daily word of encouragement can be read by connecting with him and Living Faith Fellowship on Facebook. Each has a unique inspirational thought for the day.
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I want to start off this note by saying “I am in no way a nurse.” I have the highest admiration for them, growing higher by the day by the way, but….please be clear, I could never be a nurse.
But, in 1969 I made a “Vow” to Farrol to “Love and to cherish her, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health,”….regardless (I added the word regardless, but you get the point).
As many of you know she had rotator cuff surgery this past Monday. It was pretty major according to the surgeon, but it is over with and he felt he was able to repair the damage she incurred because of a fall on the Thursday before Easter.
I am honored to be married to such a godly woman, and privileged to take care of her (she has taken care of me through three major cancer surgeries, my three siblings coming to live with us, one year into our marriage because of the death of my grandma Yanney, and the list could go on and on of how Farrol has sacrificed and cared for me and my family and many others).
So with that said, I made a vow to the one I deeply love and care for and will not break it just because I am not comfortable to do some of the things that she needs to have done.
Strong marriages are built on “selflessness” and destroyed because of “selfishness.” I choose being selfless out of love for my God and my wife.
I made a vow and am honored to keep it!”