My good friend Debbie over at Just Another 15 Minutes posted a challenge on her blog today: to publicly give thanks for a specific aspect of our lives on each of the 30 days in November. I am taking that challenge, and I hope you will join us!
Day 1 – I am thankful for my husband.
My husband D.L. and I have been married a little over eight years. I must be honest. There have been a lot of days during the past eight years when I was not thankful for him. Instead, I was mad, frustrated, disappointed, hurt, angry, and hard-hearted when I thought of him. Like all married couples, our relationship has had good times and not-so-good times. Unfortunately, I have to say that up to this point, there have been more not-so-good than good.
But (you knew there had to be a but!) during this summer, God really began to work in both our hearts in big ways, and this included our marriage. So now I can say that little by little, things are getting better with us.
I am thankful for my husband. He loves God with his whole heart and seeks to fulfill God’s call on his life with passion and energy. He is a very hard worker. He has always taken his role as provider for the family seriously, and does not make rash decisions. He is a devoted father. He is growing into a godly leader, both in our home and in the ministry. He lives a life of integrity, and seeks to guard his heart, his eyes, and his mind. And I am thankful to God that He brought us together in marriage, to establish a Christian household and raise our children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). I am thankful that God has worked in both our hearts to begin a transformation in our marriage. And I am excited to see what he has in store for us!
So, do you feel up to the challenge? What are you thankful for? Leave a comment and let us know! And if you decide to post your own thankfulness blog series, leave a link to that as well!