Last week, I started a 52 week gratitude challenge. I shared my reasons for starting this year long challenge last week, and this week I’m going to be sharing my response to prompt #2.
Talking about how thankful I am for my husband is easy. He is one of the greatest blessings in my life. I remember being in my early twenties, when all my other friends were getting married and having kids, and feeling like it would never be my turn. I prayed and prayed for God to allow me to meet my future husband, and it never happened. I actually remember thinking that it marriage might not ever be in God’s plan for me, which really hurt because I had always longed to be a wife and mother. Looking back on it now, I can see that God was preparing me for this awesome life I have with Jeff now.
I was 28 when I met Jeff, and looking back at the circumstances that led to our meeting and to us eventually dating, there is no way that it was anything other than a “God-thing.” It might not have been on my timeline, but Jeff was definitely worth the wait.
When we first met, he drove over two hours to come to my tiny hometown to pick me up for a date. I remember being shocked that he was willing to do that, and it made me feel super special. He’s been spoiling me and making me feel special ever since.
Every single day, he tells me that I’m beautiful and that he loves me (and some days, I’m in a mood and am a really hard person to love). He pushes me to try new things. He listens to all my crazy rants. He laughs at my corny jokes. He was my biggest supporter when we had Jack (seriously, I could not have made it through labor without him). He makes me laugh every single day.
He’s already an awesome dad to Jack, and I can’t wait to see him grow and get even better at this parenting stuff.
I’m thankful today and every day for the amazing man who asked me to take his last name. I’m so glad that God placed him in my life. There aren’t enough words to describe how thankful I am for him.