Put your brick in the building.

Date March 5, 2008

Why do we so often choose the easy route? We choose it even if it’s at another’s expense. We do and it’s sad and we’re called to so much more. Rather than tearing each other down with words and actions we’re called to build each other up. Brody’s starting a revolution. Times 39. I’m jumping on the bandwagon.

Sometimes it’s awkward to be a nearly thirty something single and sometimes I’m really bitter and cynical and against the idea of marriage and such altogether. And then I think of these couples and I’m just a little bit hopeful (but don’t tell anyone.)

They’ve offered to adopt me and I’m tempted to say yes. He teaches guitar, bass, and drums and killer vocabulary at the same time. Coolest almost-dad ever. She reminds me about the important things, organizes my life, and loves me even when I’m selfish. They’re young and good to each other and they let me spend the night and take me to airports and help me pack when I get all in a tizzy. They show me Jesus every day in word and truth and in the way they live and love- me and each other.

They just might be the coolest couple that I know. They flirt like teenagers and still laugh at each other’s jokes. They’re fearless and full of adventure and reckless and happy as long as they’re together (and he doesn’t try to steal her french fries.) They read together and run (but not together because he’s really fast and she’s fast, but not that fast.) And they teach kids English in South Korea. How cool is that? Check out their story.

Now, join the revolution.  Build someone up. 

9 Responses to “Put your brick in the building.”

  1. Brittany said:

    Linds & Whit are the cutest and coolest couple ever! Emily, I love your blog. You are a good storyteller and writer…I could just hate you but that would not be building you up and besides I love you too much! You are awesome and I know you are such an incredible blessing to each of the kids down south even though Jimmy swears you extended your stay for the Columbian “coffee”…ha! Love to you! -Brittany

  2. Kelly lamb said:

    Witt your story about your friend Brody and his wife is amazing. Great love story it sounds like. How refreshing it is to hear that, with all my singleness hanging over me. I was reading along and then I got to this part, “They show me Jesus every day in word and truth and in the way they live and love- me and each other.” And those words just melt my heart and give me hope. Your blog is your personal “word and truth” to share with all of us, all the world even!

  3. Stephen said:

    That guy in the first picture must really be a loser. He won’t even face the camera!

  4. Emily said:

    Clarification: Brody’s not one of the couples. He’s another blogger that inspired the idea. And seriously, Stephen, that guy in the first picture is pretty cool. Camera shy, but really cool.

  5. Stephen said:

    🙂 I heart Emily Witt. But less than my wife of course.

  6. me.. do I HAVE to put my name? said:

    I check your page like 5 times a day to see if it’s updated….. today I thought I’d accidentally signed in to my facebook. Ha ha. I’m so stupid. If I could write 1/2 as well as you I’d write a book about how much I love you and how much you inspire me. 🙂 Seriously.

  7. me.. do I HAVE to put my name? said:

    into… not in to. You should always proof BEFORE you post. Now I’m second guessing myself. Is it in to or into?

  8. Lindsay said:

    Awwwwww. You’re so sweet! Thanks for the shoutout! I love your blog so much.

  9. Katy said:

    You… bitter and cynical about marriage? Now, that’s just ridiculous. Ha. Bless your soul, Sisser. Got dat luh, doe.