Saturday, November 5, 2011

I Had No Idea

Today marks twenty-three years of marriage for Brian and I, and I can honestly say that I feel like all my dreams have come true. 

In all reality, I didn’t even know to dream this big. 

I had no idea of what a marriage with such unity, love and oneness looked like or felt like. 

I had no idea what it would feel like to be loved and accepted so unconditionally by someone. 

I had no idea of how such love could heal a little girl’s broken heart.

I had no idea what it would feel like to live with such a feeling of safety and protection.

I had no idea what it would feel like to be so cherished and nurtured.

I had no idea what it would be like to encouraged and picked up over and over again.

Our marriage has not been without its bumps and deep valleys, but I am humbled and in awe of the keeping power of God’s grace in this marriage.  We have walked through things that can destroy a marriage and only by His grace came out stronger and closer.

Humbled, that is the right word for it.  Really, if you knew the two of us, with all our flaws and brokenness you would be in awe of His grace too, trust me Winking smile

When I think of a verse to describe Brian the following comes to mind . . .

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)

Happy Anniversary to the man of my dreams! I love you forever and always

 

7 comments:

Gloria said...

Happy, Happy anniversary to the both of you!
Abundant blessings for many wonderful years ahead!
Love,
The Ericksons

Nancy said...

Happy anniversary! God has blessed you indeed!

cooperkelly4 said...

awww, congratulations!!!!

busymomof10 said...

Happy Anniversary! You are so blessed . . . .and such a blessing!!!!

Elaine said...

What an awesome post! Happy Anniversary!!!

Linda said...

Happy ~Happy~ Happy Anniversary to two special people who love the Lord, and each other...as well as their family, friends, and church family!

Enjoy, and God Bless!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Jenn said...

Michelle, this is so beautiful that it brought tears to my eyes! Happy Anniversary to you my dear, sweet friend!