Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. Love doesn't strut, doesn't have a swelled head, doesn't force itself on others, Isn't always "me first," doesn't fly off the handle, doesn't keep score of the sins of others, doesn't revel when others grovel, takes pleasure in the flowering of the truth, puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, but keeps going to the end.
~1 Corinthians 13
I honestly don't know if I will be able to put into words what my heart is feeling this morning. So, here's my best try. I am thankful. I have a redeeming Savior who knows me and loves me with the most gracious love I have ever known. And then, I have this husband of mine. He knows me. He lives with me, so believe me when I say, he knows me. And, he chooses to love me still. My heart is overwhelmed with GRACE.
As I look back over the past 13 1/2 years of marriage, I thank God for the people that He has put in our path that have done a great job of loving one another..at choosing one another. Those same people have encouraged us with their own lives to give our hearts' affection and our minds' attention to a daily surrender and acknowledgment of the Lord's work in our lives. Because isn't that where it all kind of starts? A surrender of yourself to the one who made you and loves you the very most. And, then a giving of yourself, your real and honest and true self, to your spouse.
I pray that you are also overwhelmed by Grace today...that you experience being loved when you don't feel so lovable. Amazing Grace.