Monday, February 13, 2012

What Freedom Really Looks like

I'm awesome, he tells me - this woman who is learning how to be a wife. A woman who often forgets to make him breakfast or to send him off to work with lunch, who rarely irons his shirts and sometimes lets him run out of clean socks before the week is through.

And he tells me how much he loves me and he doesn't seem to even notice all the ways I fall short, like he doesn't even see them. As though he trusts this process, this journey, this story...

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6

And I see this work in him and I see it in me and I see it in us. And we are good, very good. Together, we are better.

God's perfect provision in spite of our imperfections.

And he is as inspired as I by a passion and growth and love for this life we live. And how we desperately love our children, who reflect the bigger story and desperately love Jesus and how we hold on to Jesus at the center of our lives so we can love each other best and we do this, in spite of ourselves.

He slaps my bum just for fun and he holds me close and he's teaching me what marriage looks like - this women who has had to learn how to trust.

His unconditional love, acceptance, and humility; his patience and unwavering faith, it anchors me in this turbulent life and allows me to set sail and soar - straight to his arms, for there is no other place I'd rather be.

In this holy sea of love anchored by the sacred marriage of two hearts and lives, I am free.

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  1. sigh. so lovely. fantastically (is this a word? if not, it should be) happy that you have found this.

  2. lovely. from one women who needed to learn trust to another...praise God that He finds a myriad of ways to bring wholeness to our hearts.

  3. this is one of my favorite posts of yours! So beautiful. This woman who is learning how to be a wife...I feel that too {and I can relate with forgetting to send lunch:)}. You have a beautiful love.

    oh, and you're so beautiful!
    {look for a shoutout on my blog next Monday. :)}

  4. Oh, this post made me love my own husband more. Thanks for capturing the gift of love in such a BEAUTIFUL post. Blessings to you, the woman who is learning to be a wife :) I will learn right along with you. Happy Valentine's Day

  5. Just beautiful! I love this.

    I'm also still, always learning how to be a wife. Marriage is such a selfless, beautiful, worthwhile journey toward our spouse and toward our Savior's heart.

    God Bless,

  6. husband has been an anchor to me too....I have described us as him being and a kite tied to the anchor...he kept me grounded...but the kite in me kept him from anchoring to long in one place...over 31 years...we sail pretty much together now...
    Blessings as you continue to love and be loved...

  7. Theresa, this is really touching. We all need strong marriages. It helps so much in this journey!

    Since our "real-life" talking time is short;), I'll share some of my marriage thoughts with you here, if you get a chance to read it sometime :)...

  8. I love the line "Together, we are better."
    Amen! To everything you said. Marriage is an awesome thing as we learn and grow in the knowledge of Christ together!


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