Seven Years And Counting

I remember it clearly: the drive was nice and quiet, few cars were are on the road besides us. The moon was bright as can be and my girlfriend was sleeping while I quietly rocked out to Thousand Foot Krutch and Flame. I looked over at my sleeping girlfriend, smiling at her peacefulness.

All of a sudden I started to wonder what my life would be like without her. Where would I be if I didn’t have her by my side? What would I do without her?

She has been one of the most supportive, encouraging, involved, motivated, and caring women that I have met. One time she drove four hours to watch me coach my first “official” basketball game. One year for my birthday she gave me all the art tools I needed to make people forget all about Leonardo Di’ Vinci and Picasso. She also challenged me to dig much deeper into my faith and made me question my own perceptions of what it means to worship with other believers ( I believed you didn’t need a church to worship the LORD. That being said, how much do we learn on our own versus gaining wisdom from other people’s input. When life hits the fan, which it will at one point or another, how much harder is it without someone else to help carry your burden).

LORD, she’s the one. Is she the one? This is it. Tonight is the night. I can’t let her slip away. I’m going to ask her to marry me. Wait. What? No…What if.. But I…. Nope. This woman is the one I love and there is no way I’m letting her slip away.

Fast forward a couple of hours. My girlfriend and I are on a dock overlooking the city lake under the moonlight. A cool, gentle breeze swayed through the night but my hands were still sweaty. Is this it  LORD? Is she the one?

As my voice quivered with fear and nervousness, I turned my girlfriend around, held her hands, dropped to one knee and asked her to marry me.  I don’t know if it was out of guilt or pitty (just kidding babe, I know you love me)  but PRAISE THE LORD she said yes!

Seven years later with three kids, a mortgage, a car payment, and flooded basements, I feel like it was yesterday when I said I do.

This past week my wife and I celebrated (kind of. We had two sick kids and a toddler with four teeth coming in) seven years of marriage. I love her now more than the day I married her. I am truly blessed to have her as my wife.

Proverbs 31:26-28 (NKJV) says, “26 She opens her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. 28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her.”

Proverbs 31:10-12 (NKJV) says, “10 Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. 12 She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.”

I wish I could take credit for finding such a rare “ruby” but my praise will go to the LORD for blessing me with such an amazing wife. The LORD has truly blessed me with a wonderful wife. I have enjoyed the past seven years with her. I cannot wait to enjoy the rest of my life with her.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Mrs. Wife. I love you! And I praise our LORD and SAVIOR for you! You are an incredible wife and and a blessed gift to our family.

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