Monday, November 7, 2011

Attitude of Gratitude November 7

Today's gratitude probably should have come earlier, but other things worked better on the days I was thankful for them.  Because the #1 thing I am thankful for in my life is the love of my life, Jim.  My husband, my partner in crime, our kids' dad, provider for our family.....the list could go on.

We've had some really high highs (the births of our children come to mind :) -- and some really low lows (a few scary days after the twins' birth, the death of my parents) -- and he has been the voice of reason through it all.  He's been there to hold my hand, give me a hug, or just let me cry -- he's been my rock.

I have never in my life met someone so calm and level-headed.  God certainly knew what he was doing -- much better than I, when we met and fell in love.  I could never have dreamt that I could fall even more in love with him than the day we were married.

But, I have.  And he is there, day in and day out.....when I have crazy ideas and dreams......he either goes along with them, or calmly explains to me why I might want to reconsider.  Even when I know I am right :) -- he there to steer me in the right direction.

I'm sure our opposite personalities have made more than a few chuckle -- I'm a little more outgoing than him :) -- but we really are a great team!

I would never lead you to believe that we have been perfect, but I'm not sure who is.  But I DO know that I couldn't be happier with anyone else in this world -- (even Tom Cruise has proven to have had major faults!  LOL) -- and I'm thankful that God had a plan, and we chose to follow it.

In joining your lives may God grant you both...
Love... to afford each other a special quality of time together. the accomplishments of one another.
Understanding...that your interests and desires
will not always be the same.
Friendship...based on mutual trust. speak of a misunderstanding
and to work on a solution
before the setting of the sun. comfort each other in pain and sorrow. realize rainbows follow rainy days. keep with you part of the child you used to be.
Mirth...from your sense of humor. live each day with the knowledge
that there is no promise of tomorrow.
May God bless you and keep you
in the Palm of His hand.

1 comment:

  1. THANK YOU! I am grateful for reading your post just now!