JUST KIDDING! This week I have been on my A game for my wifely duties, though. Work has been slow this week because I have had computer difficulties, and if anyone has ever hung around any accounting firm, they know that without a computer, you can do ABSOLUTELY NO work. Y’all, I was reading books at work while waiting for my computer to get fixed because that is how much of nothing you can get done while you don’t have a computer.
Back to the point of this story though… I have gotten home every day and cooked supper, and of course my lovely hubby helped out. I also didn’t work yesterday, so I began the packing up of the apartment process. Today Jamey had to work late (on his first week…oh wait..I think I worked late on my first week too…workaholics?) so, I cleaned up the apartment and got dinner together for when he got home.
I am not saying all this to brag about how awesome of a wife I am. I am saying this to tell you something that I have discovered about being a wife, something that is slightly different than just being a girlfriend or fiance. I have discovered that, somehow, when the ring goes on the finger you really do become one with the other person. You want to do everything that you can to make that persons life easier and better. You want to have dinner ready for them everyday and to make sure the house is spick and span. You want them to have everything in life that they want and more. I want to be by his side forever. Maybe it is all in my head, but I’ve talked to others and they felt it too when they got married. I think that it has something to do with what the Lord does in our hearts on that day.
We no longer have to guard our hearts. We are committed for life. When that day ended, we were one, and all the petty things in our relationship dissolved. Now I don’t mean that we still don’t get annoyed by each other. I still get peeved when Jamey leaves doors open and he still gets annoyed when I insist on texting when it would just be easier to call. But somehow those things became second to our commitment to one another. At the end of the day, I will always love Jamey and I will apologize daily for all the stupid things I do that don’t show Jamey my love for him, and he does the same for me.
Right now I am typing to the noise of my bike wheels turning as Jamey oils the chain and cleans it up. This is how I know he loves me. This is how I know he will always love me, even when I’m terrified that we can’t make this work because no one else can seem to make a marriage last. The kiss he gives me every morning before he leaves for work and the one he gives me as soon as he walks in the door lets me know the same. Just as I don’t know what I would do without him, he can’t imagine not being with me either. Every night as he reads the Word to me or listens to me reading the Word I know that the Lord is watching over this marriage, and as long as we stay true Him and to each other we can make this work forever.
My marriage is a daily blessing to me. Honestly, I don’t know what our years together will hold, but I know that we can take whatever comes our way, and that makes me happier than I’ve ever been.
Stay strong single girls! Wait for the Lord’s man for you because I can’t imagine what my marriage would be without exactly who the Lord picked out for me.