You know as much as I love my husband, it’s not like I love every single thing. Those nagging thoughts like why can’t he be just more, you know, and less, you know. It’s real life here.
Isn’t this supposed to be a mushy, doting, anniversary post? Yes, I’m getting there.
Some days I want exciting! You know I like my exclamation points!!! and emoji. But with Joe I get consistency, loyalty, and responsibility. He makes me feel safe and always protects me.
It’s not always what I want, but exactly what I need.Some days I want busy! Let’s go! Do it now! But instead I get slow down, process, sit. I really don’t have the patience for that. He picks up all the pieces I forget.
It’s not what I want but it’s exactly what I need.
Some days I just want it my way. Because my way is right. But then I find myself seeing the world through a different point of view.
It’s not what I want, but exactly what I need.
Some days I just want someone to say, wow you got that just right. But most days I need someone who says, you may not be on the right path. Don’t press Send quite yet. Let’s talk this through first.
Not exactly what I want, but it’s what I need.
He doesn’t always do exactly what I think he should do. It’s like he’s his own person or something like that.
But God works through him every single time.
God in his goodness gave me what I need. This man. This one equally imperfect yet absolutely incredible man of God. And in learning to love and be loved by this man, what more could I ever want? What else could make my heart and life so full of love?
I am so grateful for my amazing husband. For his investment in me, for his tender care for me, for loving me even when I’m a complete mess. For not doing what I want but simply loving me as I am, day in and day out. For always having open arms to hold me.
I’m so thankful for his perseverance, for always wanting the best for me, for helping me to grow and always having my back. He is my very best friend, faithful life partner, and the very mostest good-est looking-est handsomest man that I have ever laid eyes on. Happy 24th Anniversary to my husband, Joe Buchanan. It’s always been you and me, babe. I love you.