14 years ago tonight, Jason and I were headed out on our first date.
Little did I know....how much this man would come to mean to me.......how the man I once thought a rather simple country boy would come to be the wisest, most intelligent and kindest man I have ever known.....a man of integrity by all measures.
Little did I know how deep and wide and far-reaching would be his love and faithfulness towards me, his family, and others.
Little did I understand how his obedience to God was through his service to me, and how much he would carry me with him....that through him God would allow me to see the significance of the words in Ephesians "..may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep is the love of Christ."
Little did I know how very blessed I would be to even know this man, much less that one day I would call him my husband, father to my children, and the best friend I could ever know.
Thank you, my husband, lover, and friend. You are my hearts desire, and I have found you, the one whom my soul loves.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." Ephesians 5:25 - 31