Monday, August 20, 2007

Never Been Unloved

Quite the hot couple, don't you think?

It's no secret that I am deeply enamored with my husband. I could write a whole book about his wonderful character, and the ways God has equipped him to be a husband beyond compare. Oh wait! I already did that! In just a short while, you'll be able to read our story for yourself when Dear Future Husband is available for purchase at my publisher's site.

Okay, self promotion aside, I just wanted to let people know how much my husband means to me. If I sound like a broken record, then you'll just have to bear with me. God's mercies are new every morning, and with each new morning I am reminded of the blessed marriage that I have.

Life is not always hunky-dory. This last calendar year has been full of challenges, twists, turns, some utterly frightening moments, but through it all, God has been faithful. What's more, God has given me a tangible version of His love and compassion by giving me my husband. There are days when I wish I could give more of myself to this man. I try not to let my feelings of inadequacy keep me from enjoying marriage. On days when I'm too tired to put away the laundry, or when I get off-track with my medication schedule and become an insomniac, I don't have to worry that I'm unloved.

It's like Michael W. Smith's song "Never Been Unloved" says:

Sometimes, I have been unwise I've been undone by what Im unsure of But because of you, and all that you went through I know that I have never been unloved I have been unbroken I have been unmended I have been uneasy And I've been unapproachable

There's more to the song, of course, but I don't want to run into copyright infringement issues.

Brad sees me at my best and at my worst. He never expects more than I have to give, and he knows that I give him my all. I'm very much in love with him. To quote another MWS song "I wanna tell the world, if the smile on my face hasn't given me away already!"Check out the smile on my face in today's picture and tell me if that's not the face of a woman in love.

I thank God that He has given Brad to you, to love you and cherish you, and be there for you no matter what.

I feel the same way about my son and his care for his wife and for Ella.
Some one once said, "Love makes all things bearable." I would have to agree. As you know some days it's the only things that keeps us getting up in the morning.
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