A Tribute to My Valentine… My Husband
Yesterday as I was getting ready for church, I was also thinking. Thinking mostly about myself, about how often I mess up and how unlovable I am when I do. During this thought process, I thought about my husband, Bill who was also getting ready for church. My thoughts about him, made me realize just what a strong man he has been to be married to me. He has endured my thoughtless words spoken before I have had time to think them through, he has remained with me throughout countless medical experiences since the first week of our marriage, and he has walked beside me as I have matured from a young, immature bride to an older, still growing middle age woman.
As we were finishing getting ready, I told him what I was thinking, that he was a very strong man to be married to me and I thanked him. And you know how he responded … he told me that he thought I was strong to be married to him throughout all of his growing and maturing. Then he thanked me – how like him to turn my statement into an expression of love for me.
I am a blessed woman because of this man and his love for me. Let me assure you that our relationship has not always been love-filled or even pretty – but we both are so very thankful that God held us together when we could not do it ourselves. On this Valentine’s Day, I am thankful for God’s faithfulness that has allowed me to learn, grow and remain with my love of 29+ years.
To my husband, Bill … I love you very much and am so thankful that 2 very young, immature people came together many years ago and that the Lord has worked through both of our immaturity and mistakes to bring us to where we are today … lovingly together.