"WE RTR" means "War Eagle, Roll Tide Roll"... not that our entire family cheers for Bama. :)
Believe it or not, even though JD and I both graduated from Auburn University*, JD is a HUGE Bama fan. This Friday will mark our second Iron Bowl together. Last year, Bama was the obvious choice to win but this year, I think Auburn has a much better chance.
Most of yall are probably surprised that I actually care about this Iron Bowl. I cheered for six years and went to Auburn (a fanatic football school) for four years without an inch of interest in football. By my sophomore year in college, I despised football... thinking it was a waste of time.
However, when you get married, a lot of things that weren't important to you become important because you know it's important to your spouse. I've even taken an interest in video games again (granted, it's not Call of Duty or anything like that... more like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mario Cart). I've learned to appreciate things as he has for me. JD doesn't sit down at the sewing machine with me but he is the most encouraging person in my life whether it's with sewing or spiritually (he has cut some fabric for me though...).
The beauty of marriage is so fascinating to us (I'm sure a lot of it has to do with the fact that I have such a remarkable husband though). During our engagement, we listened to a sermon / wedding ceremony by Paul Washer and he said:
The world will tell us that marriage is a 50/50 relationship. And then, years ago, Christians came along and said, "No it's not a 50 / 50 relationship. It's is a 100 /100 relationship." I disagree with both, marriage is a 100% / 0% relationship. You give 100% of everything you are to this woman even if she returns nothing of the sort back to you because you have been called by God to lay down your life for her. There is another sense, sister, that you have been called to do the same.
We highly recommend anyone in the season of engagement or marriage to listen to this sermon: Destroying Pop Views of Marriage
. We wish we could just write out the entire sermon and post it, because it is overflowing with biblical wisdom. I am thankful that we both strive to give 100% even though the other may sometimes give a little less... regardless of the conditions.
*Disclaimer: JD graduated with a Master's Degree so that makes it less of a big deal. :)