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04/05/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 7 Comments

Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker over at Tales from a Gypsy Mama gives us a word and a challenge. To write for 5 minutes without abandon. It is fun and I encourage you to try it. Here we go! The word is…



What comes to mind when you hear this word? For me, happily ever after. What does THAT phrase mean?

It is often referred to newlyweds, but when does it really start? After wedding planning? I feel that after you say “I do” is when the work starts. Marriage is work, but I can say that it has been worth it.

Maybe your happily ever after starts after you have struggled with becoming a parent and you bring a child home. What you work so hard for has finally come to pass, and yet again, the work never stops, but your happy, right?

If you have fought an illness or gone through trials, when you come out the other side, and have won, THAT might be your happily ever after.

When my marriage has suffered due to a crisis that was NEVER going to happen to me, I have to re-think happy and ever after. I don’t know that I believe in happily ever after, I think that happy is a choice, and an on-going one at that. Happy takes work and what comes AFTER the work is done…..well, hopefully some rest, but usually more work towards your happily ever after.

Be blessed:)

Five Minute Friday

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Discussion (7 Comments)

  1. Thankful to stop by today. That word “after” can sure mess you up if you let it. And btw – I am After you in the link-up.

    • I am thankful you stopped by After you posted your link~~Be blessed:)

  2. by NPMom

    After the thing happens in your marriage that would never happen to you. I can relate. After has rocked my world. And putting the pieces back together takes time. Glad you are blogging and so real.

    • I hope that your after brings happiness. Thank you for stopping by and for your encouragement. Be blessed:)

  3. I think your so right! It’s a choice to be happy, things good or bad happen beyond our control, but God he sees the big picture, he see how the challenging things grow us! Live you

  4. I’ve been studying Joy for a upcoming speaking event and one of my points is that we have to chose to accept the gift of God’s joy. It is His joy that gives us strength (Neh 8:10) to face all of our afters.

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