Life happens and through the course of time,
we change and become more of who we really are.
I met my husband at the very young age of 16. He was my high school sweetheart, my first and only true love.
At 16, I loved him because he was cute, popular, funny and lots of fun to be around. He treated me with respect and delighted in me as a girl. I felt special and proud to be his girlfriend.
Today, almost 25 years after our first date, I realize the affection...fondness, tenderness and love that sparked our relationship...has grown into something more. Something that can only be found in the midst of real life. The circumstances, successes, misfortunes and blessings that come as a result of living life daily, struggling, questioning, growing and believing.
It's much more than affection...it's adoration.
I love him greatly because he has loved me carefully and courageously. He has given himself to me and our children. He has always put us first!
I respect him highly because he is a man after God's own heart. He believes he can be a better man and never settles for less. He believes the best is yet to come.
He is becoming more of who he truly is... and he is bringing me along.
At 16...I knew I'd never love him any less...I just never knew I could love him so much more.
He is the object of my affection and the one that I adore!
I am excited to begin Alphabe-Thursday at the very beginning.
I look forward to the challenges of a weekly writing assignment...and to what I will learn about myself and others in the process.
To read more Alphabe-Thursday posts head on over to Jenny Matlock's blog!