Life partner, companion, best friend, life coach, cheer leader, doctor, therapist, provider…these are just a few words that come to mind when I think of my husband Jim. I am sure that you can think of many other descriptive words to give credit to their position in our lives. I am so thankful that I have someone to walk this road with, someone to experience all the pain and pleasure that life brings. I often think back to my single days waiting and wondering if God would bring a man into my life that I would really want to spend the rest of my life with…and He did. I admit there was always a longing inside of me to have someone to grow old with and at the same time there was a fear of the unknown; Would we get bored of each other? Do we want to same things in life? While I dont think that a husbands role is to meet all our needs (emotional, physical, mental and spiritual) they do help and their most important job to do is to point us in the direction of the ONE who can meet all of those needs, the ONE who created us – God. I think that is the most important role that our husbands can play, to remind us how beautiful we are and that God has a purpose for us. Essentially they encourage us to be the WOMEN that God created us to be. Somedays I look at my children and I begin to see my husband in their little faces and their cute little mannerisms. I am overwhelmed at the thought of our lives together and the “fruit” that it is bearing. Life comes from intimacy. Our lives have now been so intricately woven together that we are truly becoming one and occasionally I stop and think about who I am, making sure I don’t completely loose myself. When I do this I see that I haven’t lost anything, yes I have changed, but I have gained more than I could have ever hoped for. A Husband, someone who truly loves and blessed my life. Husbands and wives need each other to be encouraged and grow in their God given purposes. If you are reading this and you dont have a spouse…honor someone special in your life today; father, brother, mother, sister, friend. Or perhaps your’e having a hard time in your marriage…it happens, there are days when I think I could do things a lot more efficiently on my own, but I am committed for life, and now when I look back on those time I realize that they have made our marriage stronger than ever before! So be thankful for the good days and the bad because they produce character and perserverence in your relationship. How can you honor your husbands today? Go the extra mile and do something special for them…I am so thankful for my wonderful husband Jim, who gives of himself daily in order to provide for us, I am so proud to be his wife and I look forward to all that God has for our future! I am so glad that he was born, I will spend the rest of my life trying to show him how special he is. I love you Jim, Happy Birthday:)
Emma that was such a beautiful and sweet selfless blog dedicated to your husband. Jim is a wonderful man for sure. I am very fond of the Wilsons and only wish I knew them better. I am kinda shy and lack confidence but would love more then ever to get to know my family better. I would love to connect more with you all and our kids to have play dates. Lacey could use interaction. She loves to dance and sing hehehe. Take care and tell Jim Happy Birthday.