I love love
Always have, always will...
I love every single thing about loving and being loved...from the romance to the comfort and support a spouse offers. I love waking up beside him each morning and laying down beside him each night. I love that he is my best friend and knows me inside and out. I love when we can share a look or a word that no one else would understand but WE know what it means. I love how he can make me laugh more than anyone else. And I have to admit, I totally still write him love notes and hide them for him to find.
I just can't help how much I adore love. Chick flicks, happily ever after’s, princes + princesses and incredible love stories where the guy swoops in, rescues the girl and they ride off into the sunset.
If we were honest, we all crave a fairytale and a happy ending don't we? Think back to when you were a little girl watching sleeping beauty or snow white, weren't there days after that where YOU pretended you were the princess? From that time on, we've all dreamed of having that fairytale romance. We dreamed of being the perfect princess and having the perfect prince to complete our perfect, happy story. I think God created us girls with a tender place in our hearts for that kind of love.
The problem isn't wanting a fairytale romance but trying to compare your marriage and your spouse to those whirlwind romances in the movies. How many times I've tried to step in for the Holy Spirit and "fix" my husband. You know, because clearly I knew what needed fixing better than God. I mean, I live with the man daily. So many times I've been guilty of that myself, and I simply set myself up for disappointment and failure. So many times I've been guilty of my heart motivations being far from where God intends.
Over the past few years God has softened and shaped my heart. He has shown me that I need to receive His love first so I can truly love my husband without unreal expectations. God has truly transformed our marriage. No matter what the situation, or what mess it may hold, he's still my hero and I’m still his girl.
I am so thankful our love story has so many chapters left to be written in it. As your love story is written by the author of love, you might just be surprised at the romance you find. And just how much your husband does in fact resemble prince charming. I adore the beautiful God-scripted love story I have.