3 January 2015
Husband to N2: “Here you go, you can have the rest…”
I’m gonna be completely honest here: I have NEVER seen anyone as selfless and patient as my husband. I sometimes stare at him in awe and wonder why he hasn’t completely thrown up his hands in exasperation and walked out the door (he totally would be well within reason- I can be completely ridiculous and trying… as hard as that may be to believe). But not only does he stay, he’s kind. And determined and committed. No easy task – I am no picnic. And on top of ALL that – he still says he’ll love me forever. He loves me. And he gives tirelessly to our children. God made a real gem in this man and more shocking, He gave him to ME.
N1 to N2: “I still love you, even when you hit me.”
Be still my heart. We’ve been talking a lot lately about grace and mercy. About how much we love each other even when they’ve hurt us. About showing the love of God to each other no matter what. About how He forgives us so we should forgive. How He loves us so we should love. How the biggest something we could do for someone else is show them Christ.
She gets it.
That wee one bites, pulls hair, hits, pushes and shoves, screams and cries. She steals toys, my attention, and space. And older N1 loves her. Gets frustrated? Yes. Gets impatient? Yes. Gets fed up? Yes. But that small N2 knows the love is there. She also hugs and kisses and shares and laughs and follows and squeals with delight when her older sister is there.
I can barely contain it all in my heart. “Thankful” only slightly begins to describe my gratitude.