WARNING!! This could be long and opinionated..
I was looking back through our pictures this morning, to find one that I could use as a Happy Anniversary post to my hubby. I wanted to find one that defined who were are as a couple. And although this isn’t the best picture.. this one defines us.
There’s a back story to this picture, nothing major, but it reminds me every time I see it, how truly blessed I am to be able to call this man my husband.
I was frustrated.. the day wasn’t going my way.. people were arguing.. someone kept looking for seashells instead of joining his family in picture taking.. and so forth.
So, when we finally DID get together…he said something.. just something little.. and it made me laugh..
He makes me laugh.. He makes me laugh A LOT… and I LOVE that!
He brings such joy into my life..
He puts up with me, tolerates me, and loves me unconditionally.
Yet, you know what? When I’ve shared before about our life and our marriage, I have had people say I’m a subservient or old fashioned ‘submissive’ wife or that I shouldn’t share how ‘blessed’ I am so much.
Well, you know what.. I’m not apologizing for that.
I truly love and enjoy being a wife to my husband. I don’t need to be better than him, more important than him, and or ‘have my own life’.
No, it hasn’t always been easy. We’ve had our rough patches and our struggles. But God is faithful. If you knew us in any way.. you would know we aren’t prefect.. we don’t pretend to be. But we do choose to purposefully love each other & fight for our marriage.
My hope and prayers is that my love for my husband shows my girls what a godly wife should be.. what a godly woman should be.. what a godly marriage should be. The world isn’t going to encourage them to do it.. to fight for their marriage.. to love their husband above themselves, so I will!
I do live a blessed life.. not because I’m a great wife (far from it) or that I have a wonderful husband… no, I live a blessed life because I serve an awesome God. Even in the ugly times, the struggles, and the days when a family picture isn’t going the way I want it to!
I don’t judge or measure my blessed life on how good my days are, how much we have, how great my marriage is..
I live a blessed life because my God is AWESOME not mater what.
So with all that being said.. Happy 24th Anniversary to my husband.. may we have many, many, many more years finding joy in every day together.. I love you madly and am forever thankful to God for you every day.
“Women were created from the rib of man to be beside him, not from his head to top him, nor from his feet to be trampled by him, but from under his arm to be protected by him, near to his heart to be loved by him.”