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Love and Marriage Part 2: Forever “I Do” (My Tribute)

Bride and Groom take a rideNine years ago today, I made one of the best decisions of my life when I decided to say “I do” to the man of my dreams…  9 years, 2 children, many laughs and lots of experiences later, I am more convinced than ever that this was the right thing for me to do and was in God’s plan for my life.  (Thank God right? I mean it would be awful to feel like it was the biggest mistake of my life… but I digress).  What has really blessed me about this relationship (more so than the fact that he is a wonderful, caring, handsome, devoted husband who continues to be an amazing and loving father) is how our relationship has been such a blessing to others.  This, in turn, has been a growing point and a tremendous blessing to us.

There have been times when, like any other couple, we were on each other’s last nerves.  Just when we least expected it, we’d hear a word from a friend or family member telling us what a beautiful couple we were and how our relationship was an inspiration to them.  This would prove to be just the serum we needed to get us back on track.  We are so grateful to those people in our lives who, without even knowing it, blessed us tremendously with what seemed like words of praise, but were actually words of encouragement.

Through our journey, the hubby and I have been through so much together.  He has encouraged me in ways that you cannot even imagine and continues to do so.  Marriage is a covenant that we take very seriously and I am grateful to God for this man and the way that God has used him to enrich my life.  So, in celebration of 9 beautiful years of marriage, here are 9 things that I ‘adore’ about my sweetie!

  1. He is a Man of God: Are we Perfect? No.  But I am grateful for a man who loves the Lord, generally does the right thing, has conviction and comes from a solid foundation.  It sure makes it a lot easier for me to submit myself to him (a heck of a lot easier than those two hours we spent talking about submission in our premarital counseling… yeah… I had a problem processing the concept – don’t judge me).

  2. He is My Friend (and a great companion): Hubby and I can talk about anything, and I do mean ANYTHING! When we see or hear something worth sharing, the first thing that we want to do is call one another.  We like the same things (mostly… I HATE football, but he clearly loves it) and enjoy trying new things together.  When I think of growing old, I think of doing it with him by my side.

  3. His Sense of Humor: This dude is a clown and we laugh ALL the time.  I love to laugh and this is definitely one of the things that sent me over the top with him.  You can’t even imagine the ridiculousness that we joke about in our home. Between hubby the comedian and my theatrical children, there is always something to entertain you.

  4. His Intelligence: Ladies, I think we can all agree that there is something very sexy about an intelligent man!  Well, my baby is well studied, well read and is definitely the keeper of random information.  I mean really RANDOM information.  But, it makes for wonderful and thrilling conversation.  Our pillow talk can be quite interesting.

  5. His Compassion (or something like it): LOL… just joking… or am I?  😉  No seriously, he is definitely a compassionate man who will do anything to help you.  But, he has the gift of discernment as well and knows when NOT giving you what you need or telling you what you want to hear IS the best way to help you.  I think that’s important.

  6. He is a Provider: He thinks, plans well, makes good investments, sacrifices and makes good choices which all help him to provide well for our family.  Need I say more?

  7. He is a Wonderful Father: I’ve watched him grow as a father over the years.  As the song says…  he just gets better with time! Our kids love him and I’m grateful for that.  I don’t have to do it alone and I’m grateful for that.  He is an important part of all of our lives and I’m so grateful for that.

  8. He Keeps Me Grounded: I’m pretty chill most of the time, in fact, I think that used to get on his nerves sometimes. Perhaps I was a little too chill and understanding when I seemingly should have gone bananas, but, that’s just not my thing.  HOWEVER… there are those times… you know… those times when I lose it.  During those times, my baby is always there to talk me down off of the ledge and help me to think rationally again.  Thank the Lord! Some of you people out there need to thank him… seriously.

  9. All the Other Great Things: When you do a list like this, there is always something that you miss or think about later and wish you had included.  Well, for all those things I’ll think about later… I love that about him too!

Here’s wishing a very Happy Anniversary to my homie… my honey, my partner and my friend!  Nine years down, forever to go!

Sidenote: This is the easiest post I’ve ever written, go figure that.

4 Comments on Love and Marriage Part 2: Forever “I Do” (My Tribute)

  1. Great Post. You hit it all right on. All the importance of a good Man. Thanks for the FB follow! Cant wait to read more of your blog so I am following you on bloglovin too! Have a great day.

  2. I so love this post, and everything else I’ve read so far!! Great work, D’Sheka!!

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