Saturday, March 16, 2013
On Intimacy, And Being Married to Your Best Friend
Sometimes he says something and I think, "Who are you?" because I feel like even now, coming up on 4 years of marriage, we're still getting to know each other.
But, we've been together long enough for me to know:
-that he likes salt on his fries
-that he is fiercely protective of me, he even tries to protect me from myself
-that he is really sweet, down to his core, and it comes naturally to him
-that if he's mad or frustrated or short-fused, something is up
-that God, a good talk, and a glass of wine can fix a lot
We have had a lot going on lately. Especially with transitioning to a new place, and my new job which means being up at crazy hours. Michael has been such a champ.
I hate to see anything mess with him. It makes me want to get out my baseball bat. And I happen to have an awesome swing.
I want to obliterate anyone/anything that makes life difficult for him.
And, sometimes, if I can, I do.
But there are sometimes that we can't fight our spouse's battles physically.
But - we can pray!
Last night, Michael shared something he was going through recently with me, along with this verse:
James 4:10: Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up."
We ended up having a deep conversation about things that we are both going through.
The way best friends do.
I am forever thankful for our ability to have that kind of intimacy.
It is a gift.
Now - I'm going to go get my best friend up for the day, and I'm going to see to it that he gets out of this house, and has some FUN today! I think I'm going to buy him a prize or two, too.
He deserves it.
I look up to him more than he realizes, and I learn from him all the time.
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