Thursday, September 08, 2005
Because I like drinking Diet,Caffeinated Bevarages late at night!
It's one of those nights that I just can't sleep yet. I don't know why I'm wired but I am. It probably had nothing to do with the fact that Amanda came over and brought me Diet Dr Pepper and we watched the OC and other various uplifting programs this evening. Seriously though, i love it.
But, that's not the reason why I'm posting tonight. I'm up late tonight because I am so in love with my husband. Not only did he let me take over his Blog, but he's pretty much the most amazing guy in the whole Universe. And I know because I've met all the men in the Universe. And he's the best of them all.
When I met him, and first encountered that big, beautiful, dimpled smile I thought to myself "that is a beautiful man". I didn't even know the depths of the beauty that coursed through the veins of this person. We were fast and easy friends from the start. But most people are fast friends of Dustin. No one can resist his easy laughter and geuine smile. As time went on, we grew closer and friendship deepened. I probably would have pursued Dustin earlier on in our friendship if I hadn't honestly thought that he was way out of my league. I pictured him marrying some tall, elegant, graceful, Nicole Kidmanesque type woman. I was goofy, and shortish, a bit pimply at the time. I was content to be close to him as his friend and nothing more. Maybe that's why when he asked me out I turned him down. That and he'd been a bit girl crazy through out our friendship and I questioned the genuiness of his actions.
After a week of imagining what a life with Dustin Heigh would be like and giving birth to beautiful, dimpled children I decided to give the relationship a whirl. Needless to say that was the best decision I've ever made. He has loved me, freely and deeply from the moment we first met until this day. Only with more intensity and fierceness than I'd ever dreamed.
Dustin has given up dreams to love me and our children and provide for us. He pushes and sruggles on a daily baisis to be a better man, a better father and a better husband. There is not a morning that I don't wake up to some evidence that he's been seeking the Lord to know Him more intimately. He buys me flowers and gifts, he writes me letters, he showers me with compliments and affirmation. He's a hopeless romantic. I have seen him, grow and change into a godly man. He has somehow, over the last few years of our marriage obtained a wisdom and insight that is not of himself. He has more patience and gentleness. He has given up his pride. He has loved our little family with a selflessness that I can only hope to one day achieve.
Needless to say...
I am thankful. And blessed, blessed beyond all measure.
Plus, I got to bear his beautiful, dimpled children like I always dreamed of.
"For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers."