When Kevin and I first started dating, we were very young. I was a Sophomore in High School and he was a Senior who was leaving in 6 months to go play college baseball at UTSA. I remember being head over heels. We wanted to spend every waking minute with each other. Then, after he left for college, we had a long distance relationship for two years. During that two year time span, I learned to never take a minute for granted. We would go 6-9 weeks without seeing each other, so every hour was special. I remember the butterflies and just being so excited to see him, even from a distance when he was playing in a game.
After two years of being long-distance, I finally moved to San Antonio for college. I can’t explain how awesome it was to be in the same city with the man I loved. We had so much fun in college and cherished every minute of getting to be around each other a lot. Fast forward three years, we graduated and got married.
Then, we started a day-to-day normal life of long hours at work and all the other responsibilities that come with being adults. I never want a day with Kevin to be “normal.” I want to always find joy and love in the simple things in our life and just “being” with each other, yet often, the busyness of life takes over and seeps into that joy.
Last week, I woke up in the middle of the night around five am and couldn’t go back to sleep. I laid there in the dark and watched Kevin sleep for a little bit. There is no better feeling than when he rolls over and puts his arms around me while we are sleeping. It was dark, we were cuddled up, and in that moment, I couldn’t believe he was mine. I am so thankful for my husband and I want to see him in that light all of the time. He is a wonderful gift from God.
Your husband is a gift, cherish him.
Have you ever viewed your husband as a gift? Think about that for a second. Do you receive your husband as a precious gift from God, or are you constantly complaining or trying to change him? Are you thanking God for your gift or are you telling God it’s not good enough?
In James 1:17, we learn that “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
So, we should give thanks to the Lord for all the gifts He has given us. Today, tell God thank you for your amazing gift. Your husband is a gift, cherish him.