Okay, can I just brag for a moment? This June, we will celebrate nineteen years of marriage! Whew! Time flies. It really does. Has it all been wedded bliss? Not hardly. Our journey has been replete with ups and downs, joys and sorrows, victories and valleys…just like most.
Our secret? God has been at the center of our relationship from the very beginning, and, how we’ve relied on Him to see us through! We would have failed miserably if we rested on our own strength, but thank God for His mercy. His never ending grace has not forsaken us.
I am so thankful for my husband. He is wise, kind, generous, loving, compassionate, intelligent, hard working and creative. Whenever I have a problem, he tries to fix it. When I’m sick, he prays for me and nurses me back to health. When I’m discouraged, he speaks uplifting words. When I try to take on the world, he urges restraint. 😉
He brings me flowers, sometimes for no reason at all.
Is he perfect? No, but he’s perfect for me! God brought him from half way around the world just for me, and I am ever grateful for that!
When we’re apart, I’m looking forward to our reunion. When we’re together, I am at peace. He completes me and we complement one another. He is my best friend. I know I can confide in him. He holds my deepest trust and I am secure in his love.
We’ve been through many difficult and challenging seasons together and our love is richer for it. Young love is a many splendored thing, for sure. However, mature love, love that has endured decades, has a depth that is gratifying and fulfilling like no other.
He loves to sing and we often enjoy singing together. In the quiet times, his melodious voice soothes my soul.
My husband strives to do things that he knows will bring me happiness. He really tries to please me…and I him. That’s what love does.
Just to “keep it real” … When we’ve argued, he forgives me and I forgive him. We don’t keep score.
Love doesn’t attempt to change what it cannot. It accepts and keeps rolling on. I think that’s one of the greatest keys to a happy marriage.
He captured my heart twenty years ago and holds it still.
…Thanks for indulging me to brag on my husband for a minute.
What do you love most about your spouse?
“My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they’ve done to our relationship with God.
My dear, dear friends, if God loved us like this, we certainly ought to love each other. No one has seen God, ever. But if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and his love becomes complete in us—perfect love!” – I John 4:7-12 MSG