Monday, November 1, 2010

Day One.

"The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life." Proverbs 31:11-12
Today she asks if I've ever thanked my husband for choosing me above all other women... Have I ever?  Well, yes, probably the last time I did this.  But I thought of it a little differently this time.  Sure, he made a choice to start dating me 8 years ago, to propose to me, and to marry me.  He chose me even though I'd chosen poorly a couple of years before and came with emotional baggage.  (Surely there were less complicated fish in the sea!)  I remember that.

The thing is... He's still choosing me.  

He's still choosing me above other women -- and that includes images of other women.  

On many of his off Fridays, in that 3-hour window when both girls are in school, more often than not he has chosen to spend that time with me.

He's choosing me, and his family, on a daily basis.  It's evident in how he spends his time, it is clear what matters most to him.  And I am so thankful for that.

She suggests letting my husband know that I am glad God led us together, and that I want to be a blessing to him for the rest of our marriage.  (Which I do, because the alternative is to be a curse.)

So, to The Husband -- I am so thankful that God brought us together.  I'm thankful you chose me, because I know you didn't have to.  And I'm thankful that you choose me every day.  Not just me, but our family.  So many times you put our family's needs, and my needs, ahead of your own, and that is a huge way to show how important we are, I am, to you.  (God, please help me to not take that for granted, because I know I have, and I still do.)  I pray that I'm a blessing to you, because I don't want choosing me to be something that's difficult for you to do.

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From Tracie said...

What a precious be able to see how he is still choosing you and your family each day with his time and attention. That is awesome!

blueviolet said...

You pray that you're a blessing to him. What a wonderful prayer!

Shell said...

Very sweet!

I am always thankful that my husband is willing to walk in the door at the witching hour when all the kids are cranky and I probably look horrible- he chooses to come home to us.

ModernMom said...

Such a great reminder. It is important to remember that he chooses me with or without make-up....cranky or happy. Oh, and I do the same for him:)

ModernMom said...

Don't think that worked!
Such a great reminder. Must go kiss my Hubby:)

MiMi said...

This is so sweet, friend. I love it!