Friday, November 12

14 DAYS OF THANKS - Day 14

Today is exactly two weeks until Thanksgiving (Never mind that I have no idea where this week went, let alone this year). I thought I would challenge myself to a little something… Each day for the next two weeks, I am going to blog about something for which I am thankful. I’ve never actually committed to a daily anything, so this could be a bit more work than I am anticipating, but we’ll see how it goes.

DISCLAIMER: I don’t want my “thankful for’s” to be the churchy or cookie answers – you know the ones that everyone gives you when you ask them. So, for the record, and to get them out of the way, let me tell you now that I am thankful for my God, my salvation, my family, and my friends. I hope all of you are too. :)

Bruce eating a frozen banana at the fair.
Just look at that McConaughey-esque mane!

Now, you might be saying, “Becky, that is a cookie answer if I ever did hear one.” But I’m gonna have to disagree. Unfortunately, I know of LOTS of women who would never say they are thankful for their spouse. Sad, I know, but true just the same. So yeah, I am very thankful for Bruce. In January, we will have been married 13 years, and we’ve shared so many adventures through those years. Sometimes they’ve been the scary, sad, shadow-of-death kind of adventures, but mostly they’ve been the hugs-and-kisses, this-is-amazing, laugh-till-something-comes-out-of-your nose adventures. And that’s just the day-to-day stuff that just about anyone can see when they look at us.

But then there’s the stuff that is just for the two of us – the moments of communicating without speaking, the looks that say “I love you” or “I’m proud that you are my wife,” the way he “puts his foot down” when I need him to, the little touches that remind me that, even though the outside world sometimes requires more of his time than I’d like, he’s there for me.

And in a world where the bond of marriage is treated so frivolously, I recognize that my relationship with Bruce is truly a miraculous thing. And that’s why I am thankful.