Tuesday

My Beloved is Mine


There is so much I can say and so few words I have to express the love I have for Big D, our love, our marriage, our family. Big D came into my life when I needed him to. I needed a hero. I needed a Prince Charming. And I got them both in Big D. I'm sure the broken, damaged girl I was then was a lot more than he bargained for! He often says that if we hadn't met then, we would have met in some other way. We are soul mates. I don't doubt him. But, I might not have needed him like I did in 1988. God knew what He was doing when he put Big D in my life June 15, 1988. And He allowed me to open my heart on July 15, 1988 when we had our first date.

Of course, I'm not that love struck "Cinderella" that I was in our early years. Having the highest of highs and the lowest of lows caused me to have a reality check. Big D is only a man. A man who loves me & our children to the best of his ability. And it's one of his many talents.

I have been with him for going on 21 years. Longer than the length of time I was without him. Married to him for 19 years. Longer than the length of time I wasn't married to him.

There is a quote that is attributed to Marilyn Monroe. It says: If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything. Besides the deep love, when I think of Big D, I think of laughter. He makes life fun and entertaining.

Besides the laughter, there are many things I love about Big D. I love how he fills up my car with gas. I love how when he goes out of town, he makes sure the kids & I have everything we need so I don't have to worry about it. I love how when I'm fixing dinner, he'll come up behind me & rub my back. I love how he'll go out late at night to satisfy our sweet teeth (he does moan & groan about it because he's not perfect). I love how he loves the kids. How he does anything within his power and reason for them and to help guide them in their paths.

1 Corinthians 13:7 says: It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
That is our love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 says: And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
That is our marriage.

Yes, God sent Big D to me at a time I needed him the most. He keeps Big D with me because He meant for me to be Big D's beloved and for Big D to be my beloved. Our story is not unique, nor is it the only special one. But, it is ours and I love it. Almost as much as I love the hero, the Prince, the man in it.




25 comments:

Library Girl said...

And stories like yours are the reason I am single. I haven't met my Big D yet, and I'm not willing to settle for less. I am so glad you're blessed. :)

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

I just loved your honesty and heartfelt love in this post.

Bubba's Sis said...

I have no doubt that you and Big D were made for each other! Your love is true and so evident. You are blessed to have each other!

Norse, Jesica, and Boden said...

I have a big cheesy grin after reading your post. It is a beautiful story and you have a beautiful life.

littletoesandcheerios said...

Oh I love it!! Such a beatiful story.
We have so much in common and we are so blessed to have our husbands!

homemakerchronicles said...

Honesty and even-keel is so refreshing! Sounds like you are happy, blessed and realistic- making you a great wife.

Stacey said...

D, Big D is blessed by you, as you are him. Thanks for sharing this, I loved it...and I took some things from this I need to remember for myself. xoxo

PS--I tagged you, when you have time, come over.

Jenny86753oh9 said...

AWwwww, D! That was so well written. You and Big D are so stinkin' cute together (Pssst, you've got some big lips....on your shirt. ;-D).

KCShipe said...

It is so encouraging to me to read your story and hear that it just keeps getting better! I have only been married for three years, but they've been the best years of my life so far.
Thank you for sharing so openly and honestly.

We are THAT Family said...

So sweet! Made me choke up! Thanks for sharing it, it will encourage everyone who reads it!

MyLinda said...

A wonderful tribute, thank you for sharing!

Natalie said...

great story. thanks for sharing it!!! i am loving the 80's picture!

Natalie said...

oh and i'm in texas by way of arkansas now too! nice to "meet" you.

Heather said...

It's always wonderful to have someone who can love us beyond our faults. Thank God for patient husbands!

Debbie said...

You guys are so sweet and cute! I love this. And you are right - humor is very important. I really enjoyed reading this.

Patois said...

The two of you and what you have is to be envied by the rest of us mere mortals!

FromThe Creek said...

What a great story!

Jamie Dawn said...

Big D is handsome and you are beautiful.
What a lovely couple you make!!!
You have found the love of your life. I just sent my hubby an ecard with those same words: You are the love of my life.
Thank the Lord for good men!
I am so glad Big D is YOUR man and you are HIS woman!! Love is a wonderful thing!!!
You said something about Cinderella. My daughter just did a photo sequence for school. She had to come up with a chase scene and photograph it, scene my scene. She chose to do a modern day Cinderella story where this girl's shoe comes off, then a Prince Charming chases her down to give it back to her. It is very sweet. Next, she has to film the sequence for a mini movie. Fun, charming, romantic stuff!! We girls LOVE that!!!
:-)
Enjoy Valentine's Day!

LifeAtTheCircus said...

This was beautiful! What a wonderful tribute to your man and your marriage. Thanks for sharing and for being a light with your godly marriage.

forgetfulone said...

Gosh, that is the sweetest post! He's very lucky to have you, too.

kris said...

that is sweet as sugar!! Y'all are too cute! Love your story!He's a keeper!

jennyonthespot said...

Again, honey... so precious. Hmmm... Even fills your car with gas? Golly, that... why is that just so romantic to me??? *sigh* I love that there is such joy in your marriage :)

Tales From the Eurovan said...

Oh, what a sweet post! I loved reading this! By the way, love the new look on your blog, the colors are springy!
Take care,
Julie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am a bit late in visiting via the SWAK carnival, but what a great story!

Misty Dawn said...

This is such a beautiful and special post I have tears in my eyes!