Marriage Monday, and it’s a blog-whatever-comes-to-mind theme.
With it so close to Valentine’s, that’s an easy one, right?
But I have to tell you.
I’m just not feeling Valentine’s Day.
Honestly, I’m not feeling much of anything.
We go through seasons and we seem to be in winter.
Numbing, never-ending winter.
I think it’s grief, literal grief from a family loss, and grief from a lot of change that came on pretty fast.
Too fast if you ask me.
And today at church I was reeling.
And God met me there.
So, my brain is still mush.
How about I share with you my favorite couples and why?
In random order, here they are:
Andrew Paxton and Margaret Tate, The Proposal. This wasn’t an Oscar winner, but I don’t care. I have to watch this romantic comedy everytime I see it on my channel guide. Margaret is tough and unlikeable until she slowly reveals the layers on why she acts the way she does. You can’t help but root for them.
Bob Rueland and Grace Briggs, Return to Me. This is my favorite movie of all time. Sweet, romantic, funny, and a beautiful soundtrack. Grace needs a heart transplant and receives one, and that’s where the conflict begins. My favorite line comes from the late Carroll O’Connor. He tells Bob (David Duchovny) “When Grace met you, her heart beat for the very first time.”
George W. and Laura Bush. Yes, I’m a Republican, but this is about marriage. They have the perfect story for a bestselling romance. He was a wild, partying rich bachelor and she was a librarian with a personal heartbreak. (She had been involved in an auto accident as a teen that resulted in a fatality.) When he needed taming, she was there with her gentle way, and he listened. Swoon.
Clark Kent and Lois Lane. This couple has had my attention since middle school. He’s the best thing for her and right under her nose. She comes off as independent but needs his rescue every time.
Jesus and His Bride: Oh, I know. Not a typical couple. The Bride is His church, and I don’t mean the building. I mean me. And you, if you know Him in a personal way. The closer you draw to Him, the more you learn. He is romantic, passionate. Hysterical. Kind. A gentleman. Patient. Rich.Forgiving. No matter the season, all He wants is for us to save a place for Him on the couch so He can tell us about His day.
Now that’s love!