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.