Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Daniel...


Dan & Whit
Originally uploaded by Whitley
Daniel is my amazing husband. We've been married almost 5 months now. He lets me be lazy when I'm tired, makes us dinner when I don't feel like it, is patient with me when I'm moody, tells me I'm beautiful when I don't feel like it, he's nice to people who don't deserve it (and to those who do), he's generous, smart, loving and patient. My husband is the best man I know.

Now you may be thinking, "what brought that on?" or "you've only been married 5 months...that sappy stuff won't last." What brought that on was a random thought I had....if anything ever happened to Daniel, what would I do, would I be happy about the kind of wife I've been? Could I look back and believe that I had loved, cherished and served him in all of the ways I am able?

I don't know if I always treat him the best I can, but it is my desire to do so.

...so as I was typing this ...my husband walked in from work...and I went over and gave him his, 'welcome home' hug. He said he had something to get out of the car...and he was smiling and giddy. I asked him, "do you have something funny that you're bringing in?'
He laughs and says, 'yesss...' and then proceeds to tell me to go back on the couch and wait for him there.....

....so when he's coming back in he says, "Close your eyes and promise you won't look." My thoughts....I thought he had gotten a life size poster of Michael Waltrip...and was bringing it home for us...for kicks (he works at Waltrips Race Shop...for those of you who don't know...he's Nascar). Then...I begin to wonder...is it like something he would put on me....like feathers or something (give me a break, I have a vivid imagination)....

....then...he sits by my side and tells me I can open my eyes....I do and see him with a poem....it's then...that I know...our 5 month is coming up...(though he writes me poetry often...not just on special occasions, but always on special occasions...I'm spoiled :)...He says to me, "so I know we will be in Taiwan on our 6 month anniversary, so I wanted to be sure we got to celebrate it, special, together...." He reads me the poem, '153 Days' and just when I think it's all over...

HA! He pulls out a bag, from Helzberg Diamonds. Girls, you know what your heart starts doing when you get a jewelry store bag from your husband. JEWELRY! I go to open it....and it's a BEAUTIFUL necklace that I had mentioned that I liked. It's nothing too expensive or extravagant....simple...a white gold necklace with a diamond encrusted horseshoe....

Now how did he pull this one over on me? Well...he's been saving his gas/mileage reimbursements from work...and didn't tell me. Bought it for me. Do I just have the best man I know...and that you know? YES. Not because he bought me the necklace....but he listens to the simple things....and makes things, simple things and big things really special. Thank you Daniel, I was totally surprised...and I love you more than I can ever adequately express.

Maybe it's that way with the Lord. One day, when we have finished living this life and we have our opportunity to come face to face before the Lord, will we be able to know that we gave our absolute best to the Lord, showing others about him? Also....isn't it amazing how when we don't expect it...that the Lord lavishes his love on us, even when we don't feel adequate enough to deserve it. Life is good.

p.s. the picture of us was taken before we even started dating....it's when we met for the first time. romantic? i think so.

7 comments:

babes.having.babes said...

Let me tell you why this is so beautiful. On my way home tonight, I was thinking "agh... marriage is too hard. so hard. why does no one blog about that? why does everyone say the good things?" And then I read your blog and I felt so encouraged.... it reminded me to just be thankful. I have a husband who is lovely and wonderful & strong. Thank you so much.

Jared and Sara said...

awwwwww

Lori said...

This brought tears to my eyes. So lovely! You are blessed!

HowToMe.com said...

How sweet!

It's strange to feel like I know God's love because of the love my husband shows me. Somehow though the way he pursues/ed me and constantly loves me, even when I don't think I deserve it, makes me know God's love in ways I couldn't imagine before marriage.

You are so blessed - a loving husband and, as you have said often on your blogs, a loving God. :-)

Sara K

Rachel said...

Daniel---you da man! What a sweet thing to do for your lovely wife! :)

And we shall celebrate your 6th month anniversary in Taiwan! Now THAT will be fun! :)

Wonderful blog entry, Candice.

papa_ridgeback said...

Aw gee Candice that's sweet stuff!

Deb said...

It never has to end...all that mushy stuff! After 35 years I thought I had heard it all...but you put it into words so beautifully. Thanks for sharing and making this ole gray mare feel like it has only been 5 months for me! Luv ya both! xoxo

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