I am married to an amazing man.
Several years ago, after reading the book The Dream Manager, my husband and I each made a list of 100 things we’d like to accomplish during our lives. The lists include spiritual, financial, family, and personal goals.
Friday was our 21st wedding anniversary. My husband totally surprised me by arranging for our daughters to spend the night with friends and then fulfilling one of my dreams. There is a classic hotel downtown that I’ve admired for years – and staying there for a night was on my list of things I’d like to do.
|View through the balcony door|
|Our lovely king-sized bed|
We had a wonderful time, eating at a nice restaurant, then strolling the streets and walking through the market before having dessert. It was a dream come true.
Yet an even bigger dream being realized is this relationship that I’m in. Trust me – it’s not perfect. We still have our moments, and I know that I am not always easy to live with. I tend to think I’m always right and so often want things my own way. Marriage takes work every single day.
I know that I have been blessed, but I can’t rest on the past twenty-one years we’ve shared. I want to make our future years together all that they can be, to be a blessing to my husband and to honor God through our marriage.
Whether you’re a newlywed or have been married for awhile, we can all choose today to lift up our husbands in prayer, find ways to admire them and show them our love, and do our best to fulfill our calling as a wife.