I just got done watching a documentary on Ruth Bell Graham’s life. I have followed her life and death closely this year. There are so many similarities I see in Ruth that I see also in my life. Her husband was a public figure, her husband traveled, so he was gone a lot, leaving her with the kids. She had a lively personality, and mostly she loved Jesus.
I think about her often when I am alone with the kids, especially on a crazy night like last night. I think about her courage, her faith, and her creativity, and I want to be like her. I am so glad for her life.
At the end of the documentary, Billy and Ruth are sitting together and he says, "We have been married for 37 years and I don’t regret one minute of it." Ruth says, "Yes,me too". Then she says, "Wait a minute. Let me back up here." Billy gets a worried look on his face. She says, "I wouldn’t agree with that 100 percent. I’d say about 98 percent was wonderful. The other 2 percent is what makes it all interesting."
I had to laugh at that one. I’m glad for the spicy moments in our life and in our marriage. It’s the 2 percent that makes it all very interesting.