Demands press in. Days are full. Time marches on. Though they long for more uninterrupted time together, time away from the busyness, it will not come soon.
But one thing is certain: At the end of every day, they retreat to the same place. No matter how hectic or crammed their time is, they are sure to fall into the same bed at night.
In this bed they find reprieve from the world, from the stress, from the responsibilities. Here they can be full of conversation or completely silent, hand in hand or not touching at all. There is comfort alone in the presence of the other.
Often they discover beauty in intimately knowing each other. As one, they experience escape from the ordinary, a place only the two of them can share, a break from the things that weigh on their hearts and minds. Because they share a relationship with God, their union gives glimpses of a realm that exists beyond them, a spiritual dimension which surpasses their understanding.
At the end of every day, he is there, she is there. Every night this private sanctuary provides rest and quiet, unspoken connection in something as simple as a hand on a chest or tender kiss good night. They sleep in the solace of the other, in the security of knowing they do not walk this journey alone, reminded of all that is good and pure, and with sincere gratitude to God for His very good gift of Christian marriage.
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