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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Seven

Seven, in Biblical terms, represents the number of completion. As of today, Jonathan and I have been married for seven years. (To some this is a high number, to others it is low.) We dearly hope it's not the last year because it just keeps gettin' better. ;) This past year, in particular, has just been a really fun ride though not without it's moments of hardship.

Last year I told you the story of our relationship through a series of songs. This year, taking a cue from a friend of mine who recently did something like this, I'll tell you seven things that I really love about Jonathan.

1. He loves God. With all of his heart. When we've hit a rough spot or find ourselves "with a situation on our hands" that needs dealing with us, he always seeks guidance in scripture, through prayer, and godly counsel.

2. He corrects me when I need to be corrected. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this. I'm a pretty strong willed individual and have been told I'm intimidating. (I don't see it.) When you have a personality like mine, you really need (and really value) people who aren't afraid to get in your face and make you listen to them. He is iron - willing to sharpen iron even when it doesn't seem like much fun. He calls me on the carpet and challenges me. (Which is why I had to marry him, you know.)



3. He is a reader. (Don't roll your eyes.) Non-readers are nice people. I cannot deny this. ;) However, I couldn't have married one because I think that there is great value in spending time in stories and books that instruct and inspire. You grow in wisdom and maturity when you read - if you seriously apply yourself. I love it that he reads.

4. He has a very strong work ethic.

5. He's a family man. The other day Bookworm1 informed me in a forlorn manner that Daddy loved ME better than anyone else - even the bookworms. I smiled and said, "Well, you got that right!" He loves me very much and our kids know it. Through that they can know he loves them also.



6. The word "project" doesn't scare him. (Well . . .) He likes doing, creating and trying new things all of the time. We get into more messes with our "projects" (although we're getting better about discerning what a good project may or may not be for our family) but we rather enjoy the adventures. It always feels like something new is happening around here. I like that very much!

7. He is extraordinarily self-disciplined. He is hard to sidetrack when he has a goal in mind. He is focused and determined to make things work.

And best yet? He is mine! :) I love him for all of these things and more.

Happy Anniversary to the most fantastic husband and best friend that I could have ever dreamed up! I'm quite blessed to be your wife. I love you, Jonathan!

15 comments:

Barbara H. said...

Happy, happy anniversary to you both! I enjoyed this post!

Annette {This Simple Home} said...

Yay! Congratulations to the two of you!

That is great the bookworms know just how important and loved you are!

Queen of Carrots said...

Happy Anniversary!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Happy Anniversary. I, too, have a personality that requires someone to get in my face. My man does it more often than I would like, but probably not nearly as much as I deserve.

Sheri's recipes said...

Darling post (just like the two of you)! Happy, wonderful Anniversary! <3

Diary of an Autodidact said...

Two things you said sound very familiar. I too would not have married a non-reader. (Who else would have put up with devoting a room to a library?)

My wife teases me that I married her for her tongue. She's probably right.

Bluerose said...

Happy Anniversary and Congratulations on 7 years!

This is such a sweet post! I won't lie. I'm very jealous of #3. ;)

B said...

Congratulations!

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Happy anniversary!

:-)

BerlinerinPoet said...

I'm so glad number one is "He loves God." Way to kick off that list! This way you know the rest is going to be great. :-)

I could see you being intimidating, Carrie. I could also see you completely not being able to see how you could be. hahaha!

Ditto on the reading thing. There was a guy in my past who I got close to. I won't SAY I decided against him because he didn't like to read...but...well, I mean, I couldn't exactly be with someone who didn't like to read.

Congratulations!!!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations!! We celebrate 15 years next week. My how time flies!!

Kathy said...

I love your post and am very happy for you! Congratulations :) Also, I love how you shared the biblical meaning of the number seven. Do you have any resources that talk more about that?

A Faithful Journey said...

Love this post!!!
Happy Anniversary!! Hope you had a wonderful day celebrating your gift of love!

My hubby and I will also be celebrating 7 years later on this year! :)

*carrie* said...

Aww, that's nice!

I don't recall knowing we were married the same year--our anniversary is July 9.

Stephanie Shepherd said...

Happy happy anniversary!

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