Jeff and I were married on September 17, 1994. This Wednesday we would have been married for 20 years and together 24. It seems like just yesterday that we stood in that little Nashville Wedding Chapel and said I do. Looking back we had no idea the blessings that our life would hold. We had no idea how God would bless us beyond our wildest dreams. The first four years were not easy, but we persevered and as hard as I try I will never be able to put into words what a blessing this man was in my life.
Jeff wrote me a note almost every day of our married life. I wish I had kept them all. I do have a few hundred of them that I keep safe in boxes next to my bed. As I read through them again and again, I am just amazed how a man could love a woman so deeply.
He shared with me the deepest parts of his heart. He gave me that piece of his heart that he never gave anyone else, and he taught me how to do the same with him.
What a blessing God gives us in marriage. There is no other relationship on earth that is bonded together like a man and a woman.
On our 15th wedding anniversary with a help of a friend Jeff had a beautiful breakfast table set up in the middle of a park. White table linens, flowers, music, and my favorite breakfast. I remember sitting in that park feeling like the most loved and adored person on earth. There were people all around but I could only see him and his love for me. That’s beautiful love. I remember sitting in crowded rooms of people and looking across the room and finding Jeff’s eyes on me, true love!!
I believe that God had us recognize this deep love that we had for each other years ago for just this time in my life. Jeff and I talked about it and we did not take our deep love for one another for granted. We knew we had been given a gift.
I hope this letter today of me reminiscing about my love will spur you on to go and love big and boldly on the love of your life!!
Today I encourage you to go pray with your spouse. Go and love them like God intended for you to love them. Go and play with them, hug, kiss, forgive, laugh and dream together.
Just remember my friends God tell us this…
Though one may be overpowered
Two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly
So for now I keep this note that Jeff wrote me framed at my bedside. It reminds me that love really does go on forever, and that the promises of God do too!!