Commitment is a very strong word that most people try to honor but few really understand the meaning of it. To me commitment means being there body, soul and heart for someone. It means facing challenges and working through them to keep the commitment going or even make it stronger. This is what it means... what I feel but sometimes I struggle to do this.
For my kids, I sometimes get aggravated easily and though I spend most of my free time with them, do feel my patience running thin. With this virtue I really need to 'discern the purpose to which life call me' and be a more loving, caring and patient mother.
For my husband, I tend to let my mind and my insecurities waver my devotion. I know my love for him is true, I know we have come far in this life's journey together, but sometimes I fear we are more far apart from where we started together. I do not want to feel this way and I struggle to understand our relationship since life and kids have changed us. With this virtue I really need to remember why we fell in love and 'keep faith with my commitment'.
I do sometimes think my life is a battlefield. When I think I have just gotten past one hurdle, another one comes at me head on. So with this virtue I have to daily remember what I hold dear and devote myself to preserving the people and the relationships I have around me.
Food for thought...