BUT the world surely dosn’t help me think this way.
The past week has been rough. I’ve started to read alot of posts on Valentines and how to show romance, you know all those great posts going around the blogger world about it? ya, well not ALL of us can actually use them. I started to get kinda sad, then cranky and then out-right depressed. Today is better 😀
Last week I posted about taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Have you learned this yet? Umm ya, nope, I haven’t mastered it either! heh. My husband is not a romantic in the worldly sense of the word. If romance is only surprises and flowers and extravagant displays of affection, my marriage is DOOMED. He gets me a dozen gerbera daises every birthday, anniversary and valentines since we’ve been married. He found out they are my favorite, and that’s just how it is for him! lol 😀 I STILL love gerbera daisies, and I LOVE it that he goes out and gets them for me. But there are no mushy cards, no pink hearts or poems, no surprise dates or unique gifts.
BUT, as I have come to learn AGAIN. My husband loves me SO very much and here’s how he shows me: he calls me EVERYDAY after lunch ‘just to say I love ya’ and leaves a message if I don’t answer. He tells me EVERYDAY when he will be home so I can have supper ready on time and not be waiting for him. He gives me a kiss EVERY TIME he leaves the house and tells me he loves me when he comes and goes. He sits beside me and watches TV with me and holds my hand every day. He does the dishes when he has a day off. He does the BBQ’ing during the summer. He takes out the garbage and shovels the snow. He works very hard to take care of our needs and NEVER complains about it. He ENCOURAGES me to go out with my friends and have tea dates. He encourages me to tan so I don’t suffer so badly with Seasonal Affective Disorder. And here’s one that I think is REALLY romantic: My honey is a truck driver and sometimes he hauls stuff around the area, and when it’s not a long day and he’s coming through town, he asks me to come with him because he LIKES my company! YAYYYY! And sometimes he will stop for lunch if he’s driving through town around then. He LOVES me!
My husband is a GIVER. He gives and gives and gives to everybody. He is quiet, dosn’t like surprises and is not a creative thinker. But he is STEADY and strong and I know I can count on him and trust him completely.
NOW, if I were to listen to the world about this, (and I did for a bit, not realizing it) I would feel SO unloved. And this is where I learn all over again to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and I am thankful and content.
God is so good, and HE has given me exactly what He knew I would need in a husband. And when I take every thought captive, I don’t have to convince myself to be thankful, because I already am! My husband loves me, and I KNOW this! Romance according to the world is completely over-rated! Steady, true love is where it’s at folks!
Want to see what else God has been teaching me about Godly Marriage? Keep this link handy and subscribe! Every now and then I am inspired to share <3 Link: Godly Marriage
What is YOUR husband like? is he the creative genius that surprises you with romance? or is he the steady and grounded type that you can count on getting you the same flowers every Valentines? <3
This post shared over at: