Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Wife

Many waters cannot quench love;
rivers cannot sweep it away.
If one were to give 
all the wealth of one's house for love,
it would be utterly scorned.
Song of Solomon 8:7

I have had numerous reminders lately how much my husband does for us.  It can become so easy for me to wallow in grief enough that I forget I am a wife.  When Chet does not feel the same way as I do about something (especially really big decisions), I sadly leave him out of my little world.  Several wise ladies I know have reminded me of my duties as a wife, even through grief.  I am still a wife who is married to an amazing man.  I am grateful for their boldness and willingness to admonish me.

God has given me the hugely important title of Chet's wife.  I am not a "mother" right now, but I can be a wife.  Of all my life decisions, second to following Christ, I definitely could not have been blessed with a better one than Chet.  I'm really glad we said 'I do' three years ago.

We are heading to Lubbock Saturday and Sunday for an early anniversary, since my summer program starts at work on the 5th.  I'm pretty stoked to get to spend the weekend away with my favorite person on earth!
I just got a good laugh going through old pictures of us.  Wow.  We are SO not photogenic...and my awkward stage was definitely extended into my early twenties.  Ouch.  :)  I did manage to find this one of my good-looking stud from several years ago though (pre- jobs that require an absence of facial hair).

So much for ending this blog on the serious note it started out on.  I better go help (or watch) my man build our new fence.  I might even remind him of some of those lovely photos.

A cheerful heart is good medicine.  Proverbs 17:22a 


  1. Of course, the fact that I am out of that awkward stage is debatable. Do you like how I am treating my own blog like a Facebook post? :)

  2. Happy anniversary! :) and p.s. Your awkward stage has got nothing on mine. ;) have a great weekend!