Sunday, August 19, 2007

One Love

I'm pretty sure I've blogged about this before, but here I go again. I believe that in this life, God provides us with a life partner that is especially meant for just us. What I mean is that there is someone for everyone. I found my special someone very early in life and I praise God that I didn't have to spend a long time looking for him. I always knew he'd have to be an extra special guy to put up with my independent streak, my feminist leanings, my stubborness, my outspokenness, and let's not forget that spoiled brat still lingering inside of me. I cannot fathom why God blessed me with such a man that accepts me completely for who I am and loves me despite all my faults. I look around at other marriages where there is a lack of communication, lack of trust, competition, or where one spouse acts as the parent and wonder if and how they can survive. I look at my own and am thankful that we can communicate about anything, trust each other implicitly, and where we work as a team. I cannot imagine spending one day without my husband. From the way he looks at me, to the sound of his voice, or his gentle touch, words alone cannot describe how this man makes me feel. Even after all this time, I find him as attractive, if not more so than the very first time I saw him. While we may not have as much time together as other couples do, we maximize every moment. The journey we've been on together has not always been a bed of roses, but you have to experience the thorns to be able to fully enjoy the beauty of the rose.


Art said...

Thank you! But You know what I think? I think God gives everyone chances. The important thing is what we do with those. So many couples give up too easily. We went in from the beginning with commitment and friendship - no "out clause". Although we have had to work at it, we have become better for it.

Have I told you lately that I love you???

Vicki said...

I agree, Art. Some couples just give up too easily. Some aren't willing or able to face those rough times together and either bail out or give in to temptation or just give up. It does take a significant amount of work and determination at times to keep a marriage intact.

It helps immensely when you start out as friends and find those common interests (different interests are fine, too, as long as they're legal & moral!) and keep the friendship going throughout the marriage, as well as the romance.

We've had some rough times throughout our marriage (including a couple of cross-country moves and cancer), but our faith in God, our love for each other, and our determination that our marriage would last have kept us together (and sane!).

We literally grew up together (first grade classmates, attending the same church and youth group since age 14), so we were friends long before we agreed to take that first date.

Stacie, your love for Art and your shared friendship shows in your writings - it's so good to see! May God continue to bless you both.

butterflygirl said...

What a beautiful post!

Stace said...

vicki & butterflygirl: Thank you!

art - yes, you have, but I never tire of hearing it.. I love you too!