FIGHTING TO KNOW JESUS IS RIDDLED WITH JOY AND DIFFICULTY, AS IS MOTHERHOOD. IF WE EMBRACE THIS, IT WILL BRING US TO A PLACE THAT ONLY GOD CAN BRING REST TO AND SUSTAIN US IN. THIS IS WHERE DEEP JOY IS FOUND.

This is my happily ever after...

This is my happily ever after...

The days are long but the years are short.

True in most areas of life...

Especially true in marriage.

I imagine you can think I'm an ever growing bundle of emotions, and sometimes, (ahem) I am...

The longer you've been by my side, the more you've seen my fears, joys, angry reactions, insecurities, blow up moments, successes and failures....

You've seen the ugliest sides of me...

And haven't let those moments define me.

You've labored hard to gently expose the lies I cling to when life gets chaotic.

You've reminded me that the truth of God about me is my only source of nourishment...

In difficulty and mundane, you are my place of support... 

the strength behind me.

Of all the ways I find comfort in your arms and laughter in our chatter...

The respect I have for you overshadows it all. 

How you brave the battering winds of life, marriage, family and so much more.

Even when hurricane force gales seem to succeed in wearing you down...

You get back up.

You are courageous in the storms life brings us and those storms you navigate so many others through...

You never hold back in fear...

This is my happily every after.

It's not always happy for either of us...

It includes lots of broken promises and difficult moments...

Plenty of arguments and unmet expectations...

Many selfish and entitled actions...

Attitudes and quiet treatments abound...

Sacrifices and failures are ever growing...

But in it all...

We choose each other... 

again and again...

And I'd do it all over. 

 

Weakness is our Ally...

Weakness is our Ally...

The Arrow

The Arrow