Happy Valentine’s Day my sweet readers. I hope this day for you is one of happiness, joy and most of all love.
My husband and I have been together almost 11 years now. This relationship has been full of ups and downs but most of all LOVE. There were times throughout my life when I thought I had found love only to realize it was merely an infatuation. When real love finally came my way I was able to recognize it because it was unlike any other “love” I had ever felt before. This time I was not just in a relationship with someone. This time I was building a life with my friend. Real love can withstand anything that’s thrown at it and in these past 11 years we’ve learned that. Real love does not cause intentional pain, it is there to protect you from it. It is comforting, supportive, encouraging, and most of all honest.
Before our relationship we had both gone through heartbreak, and disappointment but I have always believed that the relationships we enter into are put in place on purpose to prepare us for what is to come. Even though those relationships failed, there were still valuable lessons in them the helped to prepare me for my husband. When we began dating we had so many talks about what we wanted and didn’t want. We talked about how we wanted to be treated and the level of respect we expected from one another. This was unlike any other relationship I had ever been in, and as it developed it became more and more clear that I had met the right person. I am reminded every time he holds me, kisses my hand, hands me a glass of water because he knows I never drink enough, asks me if I’ve eaten today because he knows how busy I get, and even just the way he looks at me. We are not perfect by any means we have problems just like everyone else but these problems I wouldn’t trade because the love that out weighs them is the realest love of all. 💖
When we got married my mother gave me a book of scriptures for married couples, every morning I read them out loud to my husband, I pray for him, for me, for us and our family because love without God isn’t really love at all. I’ve shared some of my favorites below please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment box. As always thanks for reading and Happy Valentine’s Day 💕
11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. 12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.
1 Corinthians 11:11,12
7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 3:7-9
6 “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’[a] 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[b] 8 and the two will become one flesh.’[c] So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Dress: Miss Match
These photos were taken by my husband because no one looks at me the way he does💖