Yesterday, I wrote about how we often forget to voice our thankfulness. I focused mostly one why I was thankful for my mom, as it was the day after mother's day. Today, I want to focus on my wife. If any of you have ever ready her blog, you would know how much she loves our kids and people.
I am thankful for my wife for many reasons. One of the greatest things about her is that she loves me no matter what. I know I have made numerous mistakes and yet she is still there loving me. Our relationship is ever growing and even when we have our rough days, she is still my best friend.
I look back at our relationship over the past 9 years and can see that the closer we have gotten, and the closer she has gotten to God, the closer I have gotten to God. I can understand what Paul was saying in his letter to the Corinthians about how a wife can help sanctify her husband. For me she has challenged me not be be stuck in what I believe and continue to explore what God has for me. She doesn't let me take the easy road out and encourages me to be the man God wants me to be. I know not all wives are like this.
One of the other great things about my wife is that she whole heartedly loves our kids. Just watching her, you know that our kids mean the world to her and she wants the best for them. She has been willing to give up so much so that she could stay home with them and show them the love that they deserve. Teaching them the things they need to learn. Learning how to nurture them to a point where they are confident in themselves and loving to others. As awful as it may seem to some, she really guides what foods they eat. Give my kids a plate of vegetables and other foods and 95% of the time the vegetables are the first foods gone. In our culture, that's not the standard any more for so many kids, but she wants them to be as healthy as possible, and I admire her for that.
I also love the fact that she spends her daily time with God. I can see why it is so important for mothers to do this. When the world around us is going crazy and so many things are going wrong, her faithfulness becomes a foundation that we all can lean on. I know I admire her for her diligence and I know my boys will love and respect her so much more as they grow older because they can see it in her. I know that is a large portion of why our family is so much different now than it was just a few years ago.
I love my wife for so many reasons. I love her for being her and am thankful she is true to herself and who God created her to be....even when it sometimes causes disagreements. It is through her that I have learned what it looks like when they as iron sharpens iron. We both become better followers of Christ because of it. I can see in so many ways why God put us together.
I am thankful for the time she has spent with me doing my music "thing", playing with the kids, loving people, caring for people, learning about how to keep us healthy, and raising the kids. There are so many things to be thankful for I can't even list them all, but if you know her at all, you understand what I mean.
God has truly blessed me with a wonderful wife. I am so thankful that I get to spend my life with her.