Sunday, June 13, 2010

Love

As I am writing this post (June 7th) my darling husband is several hours away from returning home from a four day trip to Kampala. Four days and three long nights. I miss him.
But you are reading this (if you are a daily blog checker) on our anniversary, June 13th. Thirteen years ago we met, a year later we were married and it has been an amazing journey ever since!

Because of his absence I am realizing how much I miss him.  We are in the best season of our lives!  We have never been happier, or more in love.  I have been getting butterflies in my stomach all day thinking about his return.  (Yes, I'm sure that watching romantic movies like "Pride and Prejudice" while he was gone may have contributed to these feelings as well!)

But when your husband calls and asks if your legs are tired, who wouldn't get butterflies??  This morning when I woke up, the first thing I did was text him a verse from Song of Solomon, expressing my feelings. I was giddy with anticipation as I waited for his response. I love it!!

We have both "grown up" a lot in recent years, in a lot of ways, he isn't the same man I married.  He is much better. Yes, he is the same extremely energetic, active, outgoing, social person he has always been.  But he has also allowed him self to be pruned, molded and refined at the Hands of Jesus and I am in love with what he is becoming!!

There is now way to really describe the changes God has made in him...  To tell you all the things that he is "more" of or "better" at might imply that he wasn't those things before.  To say he is more patient with me could give you the impression that he wasn't patient with me before, and that's not the case, he is just MORE.

More loving, more thoughtful, more sensitive, more understanding..... you get the idea... More like HIM in whose image he was created. There is so much more I would love to say... I just haven't the words to say it.  There are those who do and those who don't and today I am one the don'ts.

I love you BABE!  When I think about us..... 30, 40 maybe even 50 years down the road... I get butterflies.  I can't wait to see what God has in store.

I thank my God every time I {think of} you. In all my prayers for you, I always pray with joy because of {our} partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:3-6

4 comments:

Starr said...

Great post, and happy anniversary!! Jonathan and I have the exact same wedding day as you and Kent. What time did you get married? Ours was at 2:00! :)

The E's said...

awwwwwwwww

Angie said...

That SO made me smile!! Happy anniversary!!

Foresterclan said...

Starr.... We got marrid at 10:am and we were on the road by 12.... Boys will be boys!