Saturday, March 20, 2010

He gave me a Marriage

" All I wanted was a man that loved God and a home of my own", I cried.

A place to be safe, to learn who I am.
A place to belong and to grow and help another the same.
A mission to gain through mutual growth and sacrifice. 

Now seeing 28 years to the day I said yes that God heard me.
God answered my call.
For two weeks later set to wed a man who had asked the same of Him.
He said "all I want is a wife, a woman to love, a place to be safe, a woman to belong.
One who would accept me and mutually grow into life for all of our years".

He married us only a month into our meeting. 
Although this man saw me a thousand pews aside. 
Watching weekly for a chance to say hello.
It was God who set time into HIS plan.

Now some 28 years later we roll over asleep and clasp each others hand.
Our toes touch under the covers and night by night 365 times 28.
We raise two wonderful children not bone of our bone.
They have grown under our hearts. 

"A Man that Loved God not a religious man" was my plea.
With mercy my dear precious Lord heard and supplied this for me.
Religion has stumbled us throughout the years here and there.
Those zealous new years when emotion was high and passion ran wild.
Mellowed us into friendship with our God and each other.

He loves God just like I had asked for.
I tried to belong in so many a congregation, yet I always did, to our Lord and our God.
This man who loved God was so patient and pulled me into "being".
Setting the generational familial and religious "doing" aside.
He freed me in so many ways.
Yet I have drawn him like honey to friendship
a vibrant place to live and abide.

Now many a year later, battles struggles trials aside.
I am  treasured as his ageless bride.
He is still handsome, I have always love that sparkle when he looks into my eyes.
Reflecting to me how perhaps God sees me through my darlings eyes.

A wonderful Anniversary to you my Beloved Husband and Friend.

6 comments:

Annette said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MY FRIEND!!

Isnt just the neatest thing ever when God answers prayers and brings just that right person your life?


Hugs to all~
Annette

Debra said...

Aww, that's the sweetest post ever. Congratulations to you both! Blessings, Debra

Mister Ed said...

Bless you my wife, my friend my love. 28 years seems like but a few. This must be bliss...

Steve

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Happy Anniversary.....Doing a little blog hopping...I have 2 GREAT GIVEAWAYS that I will draw for tomorrow night... hope you will stop by.....

Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

Susie said...

What a beautiful tribute to your husband!!! I hope you had a Happy Anniversary:-)

Denise said...

Happy Anniversary sweet sis.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.

  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
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  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • "HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS"
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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