Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Grace and Gratitude #2 - My Hubby

Words cannot even describe how blessed I am by the sweet man in this picture! (photo taken with our lovely great niece) I met him when I was 18 years old and I fell quickly in love with him. Our 27th wedding anniversary is next Friday and even though the road has been rocky at times, I would marry him all over again if I had to choose again.

He and I are the epitome of "opposites attract". We could not be any more different. This has challenged us in our marriage, sometimes shaking the very core of who we thought we were. However, God, in His perfect mercy and plan, has used our differences to teach us about unconditional love and commitment.

This gentle soul that I married puts up with my wild ways, speaking the truth when I need to hear it, and loving me through some of the most challenging situations that I could have possibly brought to this marriage.

The past few years, but even more so the past few months, I have grown increasingly amazed at the blessing God gave me when He hooked me up with my man!

Because of this wonderful man I am married to, my life is so much richer, tough situations are so much easier, beauty is so much brighter, and God's love and care for me is way more than I deserve because of this sweet, gentle man who I call my husband.

2 comments:

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary, Liz. My husband and I are opposites in many ways, too. If there is a different way to go somewhere, or do something, we would naturally pick the opposite ways. The ways he is organized, I am not, and the ways I am, he's not. I hate it when he unloads the dishwasher, because he does not put things where they go.

Anyway, we have had some rough times too, but have persevered for 36 years. I've been praying for him to accept the gift of faith since becoming a Christian 23 years ago. God has used him to provide for me.

Enjoy your anniversary!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

You are so very blessed indeed, 27 years! Wow...this is such a precious post. You indeed have run the race and have the prize...rough and rocky but steady and faithful marriage.