"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

and then there was one.....


The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.

The man said,
"This is now bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man."

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
- Genesis 2:22-24


Although our anniversary was 2 days ago and I'm just now getting to this, it certainly does not make it any less.

I often get told how "lucky" I am to have you. You know me, I don't believe in luck, but if I did, luck would only be a small part of it.

Our marriage is cemented in God's grace. Love, respect, humility, kindness, selflessness and pure grit make up the rest. We've managed to jump the hurdles, cross the ravines, scramble up the slopes and survive the desert, the three of us. You, me and God. Together.

Babe. thank you for being my best friend all these years. Thank you for your advice and support. Thank you for forgiving me when I didn't listen and for encouraging me when I did. Thank you for being serious when I've needed it, and for using your remarkable humor at times when I never thought I'd smile again. I often tell you that I always feel safest in your arms, especially when the world around me could be crumbling. that's never changed. You always make the bad go away, and although I haven't quite figured out how you do it, you always amplify the good.

Thank you for being an extraordinary father to our children; for greeting them when you walk through the door each night like you haven't seen them in ages; for looking at their artwork like you've just been presented a van Gogh; for listening to Amanda go on endlessly about a movie she saw or about something she did as if it were the first time she was telling you, when indeed it was probably the fifth or sixth; and for making amazing family memories that we will all treasure forever.

Scripture tells us that woman was created from the rib of man and that the two shall become one flesh. I could not feel any more a part of you than those words. My heart and soul are meshed with yours. I am blessed beyond measure to shout to the world that you are my chosen one, my husband, my hero, my dragon-slayer. Yet, it comes so natural and easy for you. I wish you realized how often you astound me.

I love you with all my heart. There's no one in the world I'd rather spend forever with and forever doesn't seem nearly long enough.


Your "Rabbit"



Natalie said...

Ohilda it has been too long and again I find myself in awe about your blog!
What a sweet post for your sweetie.
Hugs to you and have a wonderful weekend with your family!


Jewels of My Heart said...

This is one of the most beautiful posts I have ever read.... I just don't have the words... once again my friend, my sister, thank you for shining bright for the Lord.
Happy Anniversary!

Sherri said...

Very sweet post, Ohilda. Have you ever heard the song "Flesh of my flesh?" We had a friend sing it at our wedding. It is so beautiful and I'm sure you would love it. Back in the day it was originally recorded by Leon Patillo. You should try to find it. You will love it.

Happy Anniversary!

Patricia/NYC said...

What a beautiful tribute to your husband & your marriage!! Congratulations on your anniversary!!

Aus said...

Happy Anniversary guys - and thanks for building a family for us - all of us - to get to know! May ya'll have at least another 42 more!

hugs - and loads of love -

aus and co.

Keisha said...

Happy late Anniversary!!!
This was a sweet post Ohilda!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy Anniversary - what a beautiful tribute to your husband and to marriage!

Kristy said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY OHILDA TO YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL HUSBAND! This was absolutely a beautiful post and what a special tribute to your marriage. God is smiling down on you, I hope you know that.

Love you, Kristy

Jill said...

Happy! Happy! Happy Anniversary!!!!
Have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend with your sweet family Ohilda!!!
Hugs to you!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

How beautifull! Happy Anniversary

Happy 4th my friend!

Alisa Hope Wagner said...

Happy anniversary! That was totally sweet!

waiting4Isabella said...

Love your post --- Congrats again on your anniversary... love you !

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