See that beautiful lady holding that sweet baby girl? That’s my wife!
Proverbs 31:10-12 says:
“Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.”
Who can find one? I have. She’s too good for me, I don’t deserve her, she’s out of my league, I married up, I out punted my coverage when I married her, you name it, the cliche’ applies. And the craziest thing of all? I met her on a blind date! Do those EVER end well? Our’s did!
But you know what? I was thinking today that I’ve written blogs about my dog, my daughter, the news, etc…but I have yet to write a blog about my soul-mate, my best friend, my gift-from-above. I think, too often, I take for granted the one who means the most to me. I think the day-to-day stuff of life clouds my vision, and I fail to appreciate just what she means to me. Reading that chapter in Proverbs made me realize just how blessed I am.
Amanda has stood by me through some extremely tough times in our marraige, through things than many would have packed up and left during. She has supported me, even when she didn’t agree with me totally, and encouraged me during really tough times. She has been the personification of love to me, because she has given endlessly of herself, all to benefit me. Plus, she’s hot!
Why? What did I do to deserve her? Did I buy her some huge rock? Does she live in a castle? No. I have done NOTHING to deserve her. When I look at her, I get a glimpse of the grace of God. I can’t deserve her, but I can receive her love.
She’s given me nearly 9 years of marraige, one beautiful daughter, and a lifetime of memories that I wouldn’t trade for anything. Aside from Jesus, she means more to me than anything.
I love you, Amanda. Y.A.M.S.
And yes, I fully expect to get blasted without remorse by Ted and Scott for this post. But I’m a man. I can take it. Bring it on, boys.