Lesson #6: My Husband is AMAZING!!!
When I was a twenty-year younger version of myself, I made a list of qualities I would like in a potential husband.
Yes, I included eye color (blue/green…I had always wanted blue/green eyes…I even tried the contacts, but there is no covering up these brown peepers).
I wished for a man who could play the guitar and lead worship.
There were other characteristics I put on my list and then I asked the Lord to provide a man who would talk to my dad first and not just want to date for the heck of dating…but would want to date because he felt we were meant to be together.
I basically gave God a list of what I wanted in a husband and wished Him luck in delivering such a specimen.
And then accepted the fact that I would be single for all my days and decided to become a youth minister.
When Dustin went to talk to my dad (unbeknownst to me) a few years later, I was flabbergasted. And while I could tell you stories of how I avoided him for a long time and told him I didn’t have a peace about telling him to jump in a lake and I wouldn’t promise marriage, but if that did work out, we would have Santa Claus for our children…I won’t bore you with those details.
That isn’t the point of this blog post.
A girl in a Bible study I was leading at the time reminded me of my list of qualities after Dustin came to my dad and then to me. I was overwhelmed with the possibility that this guy might be the one for me.
Might be…key words. It took me a while to warm up to Dustin.
So long story short, I married a greenish/blueish eyed, worship leader, who not only plays the guitar, but plays every instrument (and all without reading music…it is so amazing/frustrating) and has dark hair…though it is graying (I LOVE IT!).
Just to be clear, I love gray hair on him. Not me.
Above, Dustin’s physical qualities, I knew when we married that he had a solid foundation. Like his life was built upon a rock. The rock of Christ and a family who is a rock. He really amazed me with his knowledge and his heart for the Lord.
Fast forward a few years and a few lessons in trusting my husband later, our son died. And all of a sudden, I was incapable of doing anything.
And in my weakness, this man that I had married, showed up and cared for me and our daughter and made decisions that I never wanted him to have to make.
While he is typically a quiet person, he knows what to say and when to say it. And I thank the Lord today that he married me almost fifteen years ago. The Lord knew that we would compliment each other. That we would be able to be strength for the other when we each felt weak.
I praise the Lord that Dustin is who he is. That he is an amazing leader in our home and a thoughtful protector.
The Lord brought us together and the Lord continues to help us to grow closer to each other and to Himself. And we both praise Him for it all.
“Praise the Lord, O my soul! I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.” Psalm 146:1