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My Beloved

Its Friday, which means that it's not only time to dance and sing but it is also time for a five minute write. Lisa-Jo hosts the fun writing party, Five Minute Fridays. The rules are simple: write for five minutes flat with no editing (no overthinking - just write!), share at Lisa-Jo's and read what other's have written (I promise, you'll be inspired!). Today's word is BELOVED

Another Valentines Day has passed. I've had a love-hate relationship with Valentines Day for years. It is a day in which my expectations are raised. You know. Chocolates, roses and diamonds or something shiny from a over-priced jewelry store....those items that are on the coveted list that every woman would love to receive. Of course with such high expectations how can one not be disappointed.

For many years Valentines was just a day to painfully remind me of my singleness. Although I fought hard for the idea of "I don't need a man. I can do it on my own!", sometimes I just wished for a companion that would love my children like his own and join in this journey of life with me. 

Yesterday, as I gazed out the window while washing the breakfast dishes, I saw a limo pull up to the neighbors house. The driver filled the trunk with luggage and drove the Mr. and the Mrs. off to......somewhere. And don't we often think that somewhere is better then here? 

But as I daydreamed I pondered that. I've decided that right here is an ok place to be. Almost five years ago I remarried and he loves my children and has joined me on this crazy journey. He supports my crazy ideas (like a week long fast of only seven foods). And although he doesn't like to travel, I know if I said, "Hey Honey, can we go to Haiti next year? I could love on babies while you help construct a new wing for the orphanage?" He'd say yes. I know it. Because I can count on him. Always. 

He is my beloved. 

Wedding Day July 12, 2008

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  1. Continued blessing on your, your beloved and your children. I think that being content in our current lives and not viewing other people's grass as greener can be the best blessing we give ourselves.

    1. Yes, Holly! Blessings, joy....contentment happen when we take our eyes off the "green lawns" of others and look at our own lives with eyes of gratitude. Blessings to you!

  2. That's a great post! I love how you start with the dreams of women, to the reality of your life dream being lived every day. :)

  3. This is so lovely. (have you ever been to Haiti? It is a sad/beautiful land. If you go, I definitely want to hear about it!)

    1. I have not but a family mission trip has been on my heart lately. I presented the idea to my family last night! It may take a year or two to raise the funds to go....we'll see what God does with this little dream. :)


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