What makes us love? What has brought me to a point of willingly losing myself?
I have only two loves that bring me to lose myself, my Savior and my wife.
Today I share thoughts as to what brings me to give up myself for my wife:
I love her for her eyes. This is not gushy sentimentalism, her eyes are true art--beauty that has depths I cannot describe. I cannot look into her eyes without giving up a bit of myself.
I love her for her conviction. In this she stands well over me.
I love her for her forgiveness.
I love her for her beauty.
I love her for her music. Music has always led me to give of myself more than anything, and her sharing her music with me, it provides a wellspring for my love.
I love her simplicity. Saying what she means, meaning what she says.
I love her reliance and self-reliance. I cannot really explain this, but she needs me, but also is self-reliant, and I am the same.
I love her creativity (which she doesn't think she has!)
I love her compassion.
I love her ability to bake (can anything else make me want to sacrifice quite like a fresh loaf of bread?)
I love her work ethic.
I love her worldview.
I love her ability to challenge me.
I love that she hates reading my blog, but supports me writing it
I love that she points me to my other love
I love that she is an anchor for my restlessness
Bottom line: I love my wife. I am sure there are many wonderful, godly women out there, but only this one was crafted in such a way that i willingly walked away from myself to be hers.
What do you love about your wife? What do you love about your husband?