I think, perhaps, it was his practical side. Why waist energy and laundry detergent on pajamas? Of course, I wasn’t smart enough at the time to check if he ALSO wore those same pants the next day. I have to hope he was smart enough. And hygienic enough.
Eleven years later, he changes into his pajamas as soon as he gets home from work.
But we have both changed a lot since those first days.
He now eats sour cream. I don’t eat raw onion. He watches less T.V. I play wii games with him. He stays on a kid schedule. And I have learned that there doesn’t always have to be a plan.
Our lives, our marriage, our parenting…. it’s in constant motion. We are always changing. Learning. And compensating.
I think our biggest change since our honeymoon stage of marriage would be our faith in Christ. For much of our marriage, we went to separate churches, abided by the rules, and left Jesus standing outside of our marriage.
But a time came when we had to let Him penetrate our lives. My husbands faith grew tremendously during a special time we spent living in Texas. And years later, during my struggle with anxiety, I fell deeply in love with God. And with that priceless gift, God shook my life. And in marriage, it shook our lives.
Nothing has been the same.
With a deeper understanding of God’s abounding love, I appreciate my husband more. I desire to love him with God’s love. I treasure him.
Our lives change. We grow. We struggle. We learn to love more.
But one thing will never change.
He will always love us, bless us, and strengthen us.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HONEY : )