The Facebook Post

I posted this on Facebook about 4 am.  I thought it would be a good idea to post it on my blog too.  Not everyone is on Facebook 🙂

I want to tell you something this morning. It may sound like bragging but I assure you that it is simply publicly professing my love for an amazing man.

1742 days ago, my life was forever changed. God brought Jared and I together for the first time. Yes, I know exactly how many days ago we met. Ever since that day, I’ve been writing in a journal the reasons that I love him. So far, I have 1742. I’m never amazed that the next day, I find more. I’m on the 4th journal now. The day I stop is the day I die.

God had a plan for us that day. He had a plan for us all along. Even through the rough times in our lives, He was working for our good; molding us into what would prove to be “perfection” for each other. No, I didn’t say either of us is perfect – far from it – but we are truly perfect for each other.

I gave this man my heart the day he walked into my life. I knew he was a gift. He is passionate, hardworking, loving, trusting, full of faith, honest, humble, talented, intelligent, playful and I could go on. He works so hard, getting up incredibly early for work, coming home to work on and around our home, and always makes sure he takes time to tell me he loves me and kiss me when he leaves the room. Some people have to hire a “handyman” to do certain things in their home…God made him one. If it’s broke, 99.9% of the time, he can fix it. It amazes me what knowledge he has but also what he learns when trying to figure out how to do something.

Our lives are not without sacrifice. However, the sacrifice isn’t in giving up the things that we need, it’s giving to God our desires so that He can place what’s good and true in our hearts and lives. We always want someone that makes us happy but that is the wrong quality to look for in a significant other. No one person will ever “make” you happy. What you should look for is that person who helps you to be the best you, who encourages you, helps you strive for more, all while letting you be who you are. You can be tired, stressed, frustrated, feeling ugly, unmotivated, off balance or just plain stupid any day of the week but in the presence that one person, you will feel loved. When my motivation is lacking, when something is wrong and I just don’t know what it is, when I can’t seem to get people to understand, Jared is there. He gets me – every single time. I’m a female. My emotions sometimes control me. I do my best to keep them in check, but sometimes i just don’t get it. My husband is patient. Very patient. Some people who know him don’t believe that but he really and truly is the most patient person I know. He teaches me to slow down, to enjoy things, to take it all in, to learn and most of all, to love.

So after 1742 days you’d think I’d have something bad to say. I don’t. I would never trade any part of what makes my husband who he is. I am so thankful for him, each and every day.

I don’t have a point to this other than I was just feeling grateful. He’s not on facebook and later on, I’ll probably forget to show him this. But he knows. God knows to.

If you have an incredible significant other in your life, don’t take them for granted. Find reasons you love them each and every day. Strive to be your best for them.

If you’ve yet to find that certain someone, don’t be discouraged. That just means God is working that much harder on you both to prepare you for “perfection” together. Stop being hard headed. You will need to do some adjusting. You will have to make some sacrifices to get to the prize. But trust me, it will be worth it. Work on you and when it’s time, you’ll know.