Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I was going through old emails between My Lobster and me, and I came across a few poems my Romeo wrote to me... here is part of one...
"I await a tender touch and sweet kiss, The precious eyes of a dove, with the heart so full of peace and love, Oh how I await."
This was written one month after we met, and we were a few weeks away from meeting in person. (For those of you who don't know, we met online). You can see how much we loved each other from the start. I am married to a man who loves trucks, John Wayne, tools, and ANYTHING masculine! I love that he is so manly... but what I really love is that even though he is so manly, he is not too manly to romance me!
Reading all these old emails amazed me. We met on April 6, 2006, and after 11 hours talking that first day, I knew I would marry him. A couple days after that poem we were saying "I love you," and a month after that he bought the ring. God truly brought us together and that is why neither of us ever questioned our love. We know our courtship was quick, (wet met 4.6.06, and were married 4.7.07), but we made a vow to God that we would love each other for better or worse, for sickness and in health, and nothing will get in the way of us keeping that vow.
We know that love is a feeling that could dwindle in the years, but we did not get married merely over a romantic love. We are in it for eternity! I am so blessed to be married to my soul mate and best friend, but I am even more blessed to be married to a man who loves God even more than he loves me.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 NIV "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trust, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. "
I, as well as millions of others, love this Bible Verse, however, it does not merely refer to love in the romantic sense. It also refers to the Love Christ has for us. He died for us so that are sins could be forgiven! Christ's love is the greatest love of all. That is how My Lobster and I know that are marriage will last forever. We both hold Christ above each other. When we feel like we can't love one another, we will remember that we love Christ and we made a promise to Him that we would always love each other. Remember, love is patient and kind. When the romance is gone, we still should be patient and kind to each other.
Yes, this seems sad, me realizing that the romance may someday "die," but the beauty is that if My Lobster and I continue to live with this in mind then our romance will never die. God will keep it alive, as long as we love Him, and we remember our vows to Him!
One more thing, I know many of you are thinking I am naive... well I am not...
"And looking at them Jesus said to them, With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26 NASB
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