~To truly abide and adore my Lord means I can press on until He returns, praising Him wholeheartedly!
"I remember well the circumstances under which I wrote the hymn 'Abide with me'. It was a bright June day, and I became so filled with the sense of the nearness of my Master that I began to wonder how anyone could live without Him, in either joy or pain. Suddenly, the words I need Thee every hour, flashed into my mind, and very quickly the thought had full possession of me." Annie Hawks.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Today I am thinking about the blessing of my husband. 15 years ago this week he asked me to be his bride!
(this photo was taken at botanical gardens 2 years ago)
He surprised me and took me to the Clemson Botanical Gardens. He brought a picnic of my very favorite lasagna from Capris...which is now gone. :( We walked around admiring the beautiful flowers and he found the perfect bench. As he sat me down the thought crossed through my mind that he was about to propose, but I did not think he had talked to my daddy yet...and I thought it would be a while before Daddy was ready. But, my heart flittered...he got down on his knee! He asked me to be his wife and I accepted!!
Life has been a roller coaster from that moment on! So many ups and downs, but I have always had this precious man by my side...through it all! ALL, is alot of stuff, taking care of me while I was throwing up with pregnancy's, standing, literally beside as I had pacemaker surgery while pregnant with Gracie. Another hard pregnancy, diabetes, special needs child, lots of doctor visits and specialist, 2 miscarriages, another hard pregnancy...those are the big things.
The little things every day, like holding me when I cry, rocking Samuel for hours so he would go to sleep, cooking a special meal with our girls, reading with Micah, etc....so many things that I cannot list.
God has given me an amazing partner on this journey of life and I am blessed beyond measure for this gift!!