Last week this popped up in my memories. Don't you love those things? I see an image, a memory and get the warm fuzzies. I say awwwww. I think has it really been that long already?! Look how young we look! You know what I'm talking about.
So when I saw this from 2008 I did all of the above. I look back and see how far we have come [two love struck sixteen year olds]. I have to do a touchdown, finger point to the big man upstairs because this memory on my news feed makes me so thankful to God for bringing us together and continually showing us how to work as a team. I look at Randy and all of me wants to be the wife and helper that he needs me to be. This is my prayer and it's a prayer for any woman who wants to be the wife/girlfriend God wants her to be.
Lord, I thank you that You have given me an amazing man to walk this life with. Bless him for being such a supportive and loving husband. Bless his hard work and desire to provide for our family. Thank for you for the patience and kindness he shows to me even when I don't deserve it.
Forgive me for the times when I am unable to control my anger and emotions. Bring to the surface any bitterness or resentment that I've tucked away. Would you remove whatever it is that keeps me stony and stubborn and replace it with a heart that is tender and responsive [Ezekiel 36:26]. Show me how to have a gentle and quiet spirit [1 Peter 3:4]. I know if I am peaceful, my home and everyone in it will be also [Proverbs 25:24].
In times of conflict remind me that we are together to sharpen one another [Proverbs 27:17]. Would conflicts and troubles make our relationship stronger instead of pushing us apart. Help me graciously take his suggestions and corrections without offense. In return may my corrections to him be done gently in love and with respect [Ephesians 4:15].
Today I pray that you would show me how to be the wife I need to be. Help me to not become weary of doing good for him, so in the right time we can reap the harvest of our marriage [Ephesians 5:22-23]. Would we continue to enjoy one another's company and grow in the hobbies and interests that we share. Don't let him become a better cook than I am. Hahahaha. Just kidding!
Your word says that death and life are in the power of the tongue. [Proverbs 18:21]. Would the words I speak to Randy bring us closer together in unity. Words that are respectful, full of encouragement and appreciation. Words that will build him up as a man, husband, father, friend, and worker.
Thank you for being with us and using people along the way to guide us. Continue to show us how to be partners in life and with you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!