The day I said I do..

My wedding: the day was like a dream

when  I said, I do

I knew  I loved my husband,

and I was excited to marry the love of my life.

We were friends before we started dating,

and our thinking was very compatible,

so getting married was such a joy to us.

I was young,

He was young

We were young :)

yet, in deep love.


        wedding day-I didn’t know real love

I did not know love

The true love

The love that’s being talked about in the Bible

I just knew God so loved the World, so

much that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him,

shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

I had received Jesus some years back, but I did not know this:

when the Bible talks about loving one another,

I was required to love my husband with that same godly love.

The love of God that is above the romantic love.

Unconditional love.


        The God kind of love/Agape love

Agape is the Greek word for the love of God

The love that is spiritual in nature: according to Dictionary.

The Bible says this love is:



not puffed up

does not dishonor/behave unseemlily

thinks no evil

not self-seeking

does not keep a record of wrongs

is not easily angered


   Did not know love’s  ‘cousins’

I did not know love and it’s cousins:

for these come by being grilled in the fire

and going through frictions’

also going through struggles for you to come out strong.

I did not know it’s cousins

I did not know kindness





I just was…


Our wedding day is over 25 years now

Now years have gone by

there is such a vast difference

I look at my husband and  I say,

‘really, did you ever think of this time, when our kids will be in college?’

It’s funny and a bit scary at the same time.

And I am thinking to myself, “really, I was such a kid in my thinking”Wedding things-from our wedding’s experience

You know, I was just focusing on my love for my guy,

and that we will live together for good.

Who cared about the moments between.

like, there will be disagreements here and there.

We will have kids and would be responsible for them

It just became learning as we go kind of thing.


  Learning through Experience

I have gained experience #WilsonandMavis#25years in marriage

 We gained experience from day-to-day life and major moments

I am learning to grow

We are learning to grow

We have practiced the In sickness and health pledge

In lack and abundance

Yes, through thick and thin babe :)

That practical side ain’t that easy,

but by God’s grace, we went through,

as a thread goes through the eye of a needle.

We are growing in age and spiritually

and living in godly love towards the other is becoming easier.

And God has been faithful,

also still faithful


I love my husband

and we enjoy each other’s company

Pray for one another

and encourage each other in the Lord

Hence we want to be good examples to other married couples.

In word and indeed.

Telling them it’s doable by the grace of God

Hence honoring  the Lord with what He has given us

A loving marriage.

About Mavis Chuma

I love Jesus. I love life. I love people. My life is hid in Christ in God. I belong to God & am seated in heavenly places with Jesus Christ. As Jesus is in heaven so am I in the world. So I am more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. I am a winner.

4 Replies to “The day I said I do..”

  1. LOL you’ve been through thick and thin- us too! HA! That’s too funny. I didn’t know anything when I got married either. I probably still don’t but I know I still love him 🙂

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