Day Three: Married Well

I married well. I don't always remember that, but today it is very clear in my mind, so I'm saying it, "I married well." Yesterday, I was with a group of people and we were praying for our families. When I talked about Mike, I said, "One of the things I love about my husband is that he is a very dedicated and committed person.

I'm not totally sure that dedicated and committed really even describe this character trait well. If Mike says he is going to do something, he is going to do it. Sometimes this can be bothersome, like when I say, "Let's run at 9:30 in the morning" and at 9:29 he is standing in front of me fully decked out in running gear and I am still in my jammies. But most of the time it is an amazing quality to have in a husband, and one I deeply admire.

At the moment, he lives a daily difficult situation. I cannot really go into it, but just trust me that almost every day of his life he is faced with a very difficult situation that he must endure. But he does so much more than endure it. He endures it with grace; grace for the situation, grace for the people, grace for the tirades, grace. And he endures it because he is steadfast. He doesn't waver easily. In his mind, there are far worse things to endure than what he faces, so he goes about it with a kindness that inspires me.

I love knowing that my husband is dedicated and committed. It makes me love him more, trust him unequivocably, and respect him deeply. Now don't go thinking that he's perfect, ladies, he's not. But he's close. And I love him for the hundreds of things he gets right.

All that to say, I married well.


  1. Thanks for the new daily addiction.

  2. I don't know if you can tell in this picture, but he's asleep! He was "committed" to that book!

  3. I love the about the picture, classic

  4. I absolutely could not tell he was asleep, Carol.
    Say "hey" to your man from the Jacksons. =)


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