Monday, May 17, 2010

True Love

After last Monday’s post about my mum I thought I’d continue the theme of the people who influence our lives. Today I’m going to talk about my husband.

He is a serious man who comes across as aloof and unattainable by anyone who doesn’t know him. For a long while he was just a friend in a crowd of friends. I didn’t know him very well. I don’t think anyone really knew him. But then I found his sparkle.

Ok, so real men don’t sparkle, blah, blah, grunt and scratch.

But, real men need to be reminded that they shouldn’t be afraid to shine. My husband shines for me.

This adorable man taught me what love meant. He taught me that it didn’t have to be a struggle, it wasn’t a one way thing, and it can be forever. He offered me friendship, he showed me patience, he gave me respect.

We discovered we could trust each other. We could be 100% ourselves with each other. We don’t need to hide. We don’t need to pretend.

This is the kind of love that God offers all of us – and more. We don’t need to hide or pretend with Him. We can trust God with everything: our deepest darkest secrets, our joys, our fears, our dreams and our struggles. It’s a precious love that we should never take for granted.

I thank the Lord daily for my husband. Do you daily thank God for a special someone?

Who has influenced your life the most?


Joyfulsister said...

Hi Lynda,,
What a beautiful and loving post, I can feel your heart as I read the words you have written about your dear husband!! :)

I too am so thankful for my husband who praying husband, and father. He is truly my encourager.
who listens not only with his ears, but also with his heart!!

Laina said...

Hi there! Thank for being my newest follower! I love your blog! Very inspiring and I love to be inspired! I will continue to check back for new updates and posts!

Karen said...

This was a very sweet tribute to your DH...and a good analogy....

I have an award for you on my blog...

Sandy said...

Lynda, I also am blessed
with a wonderful husband.
He is loving, gentle, kind.
He is everything a woman
could ask for in a husband
and friend.
I would have to say my
husband and my mother are
the two people who have had
the most influence in my
life. My mother is with
the Lord but, her great
influence remains.

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

Hi Lynda!
My husband, too, is the biggest influence in my life- he is not perfect, but he is perfect for me.
He challenges me to become more godly, he prays for me and he is a wonderful friend and father.
This post about your hubby is so sweet!
Thanks for reminding us to be grateful for those that love us...
Blessings to you today, sweet friend!

Anonymous said...

What a precious tribute to your husband.
My husband has and continues to be the one who's influenced me the most in my life too.

Stuff could always be worse said...

I need to be reminded to appreciate my husband, thanks...Great analogy

Faith Imagined said...

Your love for your hubby is wonderfully obvious in this post! I am also a very blessed woman to be married to a wonderful, God-loving man!

DORCAS said...

Thanks so much. So true! God has also blessed me with an amazing husband!



Lynda Young said...

Joyfulsister - It is so good to have a loving encourager in our husbands.

Laina - Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you like.

Karen - Oh, Karen, thanks so much. I really do feel honoured.

Sandy - Yes, my husband and Mother are the two who have influenced me the most in my life as well.

Leslie - I'm kinda glad my husband isn't perfect. We challenge each other as well and we grow together in the Lord. It is a real blessing.

Deb - that's an awesome thing to be able to say that.

Kim - appreciation, I think, is a huge factor in a good marriage.

Alisa - It truly is a blesing for us to be married to wonderful, God-loving men.

Dorcas - when our husbands are also our best friends, it's a win :)

Julie said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog.

I enjoyed your post today. I am SO thankful for my husband and all he does for me. I actually posted something today that is similiar to what you wrote

Looking forward to checking back for new posts.

Lynda Young said...

Hi Julie, Thanks also for visiting. Our husbands make such a huge difference to our lives :)

Just Be Real said...

Thank you for sharing Lyn.