A few weeks ago I read this blog post. I immediately sent it to dh with the message, "I wish I could so eloquently speak these words to you." The first paragraph put into beautiful words the way I feel about him.
"I am madly in love with my wife. I am not my own man, and I haven’t been since the first time I laid eyes on her. With each passing hour, I surrender more of myself to her, sometimes imperceptibly, and at other times with a great decisiveness. I felt it most strongly when we professed our vows before God and the Church, and again with the birth of each of our children. Yet I feel it too every morning that I wake up, utterly aware that my life would have no meaning apart from her."Of course how I feel about my husband/him :)
The blog post above made me think about my vocation to marriage. At one point Jake, the author, points out that marriage is meant to mirror the love between Christ and the Church, but not just marriage in general our marriage specifically. The love shared between Dh and I is an earthly reflection of the love between Christ and the Church. It was eye opening to think of my marriage in that light.
As we came home from dinner we talked of how blessed we are to have our vocation, how blessed to have the graces given to us to live out this vocation. We were pondering the question of is there just one person out there for whom we were designed or is it that in a marriage those graces are made available to us? Both of us too tired to have such discussions (we do have a two week old newborn), decided it didn't matter. It was enough that we were together and given those graces.
Fifteen years ago I never would have imagined the journey we have taken. Yet, here we are and I know that I wouldn't have it any other way. Our marriage has drawn me out of myself and made me more the person God intended. I am thankful for each day I am given the opportunity to grow closer to Our Lord through my wonderful dh.
I love you David.