“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Genesis 2:18
Last night I came home hoping to pour out my bad day all over my husband’s ears. He trumped me with a day that was way heavier. As we sat and shared with worn down faces we knew there was only one thing we could do. Bowing our heads and closing our eyes we gave our days to God and asked for directions on how to handle each of our different situations. Then we took a deep breath knowing tomorrow would be a new day.
God truly gifted my life when he placed my husband in it. Not only does he help on gray days, he is loads of fun on sunshiney ones, too. Always quick to make me smile by seeing the bright side of life, he is truly the silver lining on my rain cloud. He’s my favorite face to greet in the morning and the most welcomed smile I see each evening. His hand on mine is complete reassurance and his voice talking to Jesus is the most calming sound I’ve ever heard.
Since my children were small, we have prayed for their future spouses. Asking God to watch over them and help them grow closer to Him. Asking for joy to live in their future homes and friendship to be part of the bond that holds their marriage relationships together. Life has its challenges, it’s easier shared with a friend; especially when that friend is the other half of your marriage.
Last night as we sat in the den after praying together, I looked over at my husband. My heart filled with gratitude for even the heavy moment. It was a moment I hoped my children would one day experience. Life will be life and challenges will come, but when they do I dearly desire my children to have marriages where prayers can be shared, breaths can be breathed and new tomorrows can be dreamed together.
Thank you, God, for even the tough days lived next to my husband. Amen.