Saturday, February 4, 2012

Eleven Years Ago Today......

God gave me the gift of my husband. He literally handed him to me on a silver platter. Over the years since that day, I have felt guilty at times that God would give me such a sweet man so soon after Jeff's I watched many other widows continue in their struggle alone. One day it hit me......just as I had to accept the bad in my life, I also have to accept the good. I am so very thankful God gave me this sweet man!

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

Hank knows the good, the bad, and the ugly about me and loves me anyway. When we got married Hank knew nothing of the world of raising children, yet was willing to jump right in to help raise three children. The only thing he knew about them was how deeply I loved and protected them from all the hurt they had experienced in their young lives. He was willing, and does not ever take his role in their lives lightly. It was his love for them that helped me understand the love I could and do have for a child that is not biologically mine.

Hank, if I had to choose one thing I love most about you it would be your willingness to try and make things right. Your love for me and our family is evident to everyone that knows you. I don't know another soul on this earth who could pull off what you have over the last 11 years. It has been an adventure I could not have ever imagined. When we married 11 years ago we would have both laughed if someone told us we would add three more children to our mix. I think God rubbed His hands together in delight as He looked down on us that day and planned the path He would take us on....

I love you with all my heart and am so very thankful for YOU!