A tapestry is a beautifully woven piece of thick textile fabric with pictures or designs formed by weaving colored weft threads or by embroidering on canvas. Tapestry weaving is complex, labor intensive, and can take months even years to weave a desired design. The tapestry fabric is a heavy fabric using a double weave. Marriage to me is like a tapestry. My husband and I have been married for thirteeen years now. We have had our share of good moments, and we have had our share of not so good moments. Each moment is filled with memories and within the memories testimonies. As often as I remember, I see where God’s love covered us, lead us, and provided for us. Together, with each step we learn the value in trusting, and how strength is built from the wait. You learn that through uncertainty, God is there and if you are patient, He will show you His plan.
A tapestry design is like this. Each piece thoughtfully threaded to interlock with the next (husband and wife). Though distinct in there makeup, as they are woven together each thread combines to create a beautiful masterpiece. Handcrafted and completely decorated with vibrant colors, pictures, and designs each telling a story for the admirer. From the moment you say “I do” you are agreeing to willingly give your time and attention for the rest of your life to the one you love. You are saying I want to share your story. Participate in your dreams. I want to be your life witness to how great you will become. You are stepping into a great adventure, one that you may have some idea about, but not in it’s entirety. It’s a mirror image of your walk with Christ. When you accept him as your personal Savior you are saying, Lord “I Do” believe in You! You willing take the step into the great unknown for the ride of your life. It’s that same childlike, wide-eyed, faith filled step that you take when you accept your mate. Your saying yes, not just to love, but to life and its journey’s wherever the road may lead. You are conceding to dream, believe, build, produce, pursue, and persevere. If on occasion you may need to tear down or go to war then you will be ready for that too. Each moment is filled with a picture that will serve to complete its own unique part of your tapestry. As you look back you will see an altar of remembrance to encourage you forward. Your blueprint of what God has done, and will do. Your canvas of life lessons that shape your strength, your courage, and marital foundation. Each step you take you get stronger, and stronger and are standing firm on “What God has put together let no man put asunder”.
Marriage is like a tapestry. A tapestry filled with love, honor, respect, and trust. The greatest being love. You are to husband as God is to you. A best friend. Life is sweeter when you can share it with the one you love. For years I’ve called my husband “Friend”. A favorable love name that I adapted from a close couple I admire. I appreciate the distinction it gives, and it holds me accountable to who he is to me. He is my friend, one of my best friends