GREAT HUSBAND

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When I met this man, we were just kids of 15, starting our first year of high school.  We became great friends and by the time we were seniors, we decided we liked each other a lot more than just friends.

I outweighed him by about 40 pounds.  He gave me his letter sweater as a sign of his devotion, and while others were drowning in their steadys’ sweaters, I couldn’t button his.  His class ring just fit.  We were an interesting couple, but God made sure that we would spend the rest of our lives together – not just as good friends, but as best friends forever.

We were 22 when we married.  Quite young, by today’s standards, but anxious to begin our life together.  Who knew that this snappy looking fellow was one to leave his dirty laundry in a pile in the middle of the floor and never closed the lid on the toilet?  Who knew I would be greeted by undressed pheasants in the refrigerator.

Of course he had a lot to get used to as well.  I squeezed the tube of toothpaste in the middle, rather than rolling up the tube.  I also was known to go to bed with my socks on and hair in rollers.  In my inexperience I left some frozen bread dough out to thaw.  He came home to find all three loaves winding around the kitchen counter.

We’ve had our share of ups and downs over the years.  We’ve had fights that seemed to scream divorce at us, but we never really voiced that thought.  With each disagreement came compromise and compromise cemented the relationship.

Going through times of disappointment, loss, death, illness, growing up, having children, being responsible adults, facing adversity and struggling to make ends meet could’ve caused us to give up, but we didn’t forget our vows to remain faithful to each other forever.  We saw faults in each other, but overlooked them because of our love.  We encouraged each other when one was down.  We stood beside each other through many problems and always looked to God to help us through the difficult times.

We laugh together.  We enjoy many of the same activities, but each have our own special things that we take pride in.  We’ve worked together to build a business.  We cried together as it fell apart and we lost everything.  We held each other tightly and comforted each other when we received news of serious health issues.  We stood tall when each of our children was born and brought amazement, concern, love and even disappointment at times.

We are now in the latter years of our life together.  It’s been a lovely ride in spite of the roller coaster effect.  That’s what makes for the excitement of a solid marriage.  That along with having God as the head of our house has been our mainstay.

Marriage isn’t easy and many choose not to do it.  God instituted this sacred estate, not only for procreation of the species, but to share life with another – to rejoice in triumphs and lift each other up in times of grief – to be a helper for the other.  I’m one of the lucky ones to have been blessed with my amazing husband for almost 53 years.

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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14 Responses to GREAT HUSBAND

  1. yes you are—as he is to have you—we will be married 35 years in August—and you sung my song in this post—I too squeeze that tube of tooth paste in the middle, much to his chagrin—it’s been a hard ride at times—one that has also practically screamed divorce—but God’s grace perseveres and will hopefully continue until God calls us home….blessing us along the way…oh and I found the undressed ducks in the freezer that were to be mounted…as a city girl, I had a lot to learn!!!
    Still learning and loving…fighting and laughing….such is marriage 🙂

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  2. Ahh, so sweet! I enjoy reading a bit of hubby love. I’ve found many things in the kitchen and the fridge too, crab and fish mostly. He likes to drag home “treasures” too, a wheel, a kitchen sink,old wine barrels. I try to plant flowers around them and call it garden “whimsy.”

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  3. blmaluso says:

    What a beautiful testimony to the beauty of marriage.

    My hubby and I married when I was 20 and he was 21. We knew nothing, however, God worked through us and blessed our marriage. We have a beautiful family, love each other more than we dreamt possible, and have been married 39 years.

    When God is invited into a marriage, He creates beauty:-)

    Thanks for sharing your story!

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  4. Citizen Tom says:

    Great post! It is good to remind people that a strong and lasting marriage requires dedicated effort, perseverance and vows kept. Without our Lord’s help, 1 Corinthians 13 cannot be lived.

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  5. Melissa Presser, Lover of Jesus says:

    Just beautiful Kathy! It was through the tough times in my marriage that Jesus found me. Restoring it was the beginning of my salvation story. God bless you both!!!

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  6. What an amazing and beautiful story. Please share the subplots, as I have only been married for 8 years and am eager to learn how to keep our marriage beautiful.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I’m in the process of writing a book about my husband and his many hats. Some of it has appeared on my blog over the past couple months. Marriage should always be a good partnership between you, your spouse and God. That is a winning team to be sure.

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