On the afternoon of the 22nd day of April 2023, Earth Day, I married my best friend and soul mate. I have been on this incredible planet for a bit over half a century. In that time, I have met many people, but I have never loved someone as deeply as I do my beloved wife. She is truly my other half in almost every respect. When I am cold and logical, she brings warmth and emotion into my life. When I find myself being a bit of a brute, she has a way of melting my heart and softening my rough edges. My beautiful wife possesses a profound understanding of my thoughts without me uttering a word. She truly sees me for who I am and wholeheartedly believes in my abilities, just as I believe in her.
I believe that there are no limits to what she can achieve, and she reciprocates the same belief in me. As Paul eloquently writes in I Corinthians 13:4-8, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.”
We’ve been happily married for nearly three months! It feels as if it were just yesterday when I watched her walking down that aisle, her countenance radiating beauty and love as we embarked on this sacred journey of matrimony. The memories and emotions of that day still fill my heart with immense joy and gratitude. I am so blessed to have such an amazing woman for a wife. She is my life, my heart, and my joy. I am so grateful for everyone who joined us and helped on our special day. Thank you, all.
So, I got engaged to this amazing woman! I have ran, walked, hiked, and crawled on my hands and knees hoping to one day find that other piece of me and me her other piece. I am over joyed to announce that I finally found that woman. It has been a long and treacherous road to find her, but I thank God every day that I did. She is a blessing from God himself. She knows me better than I know myself already. I can’t thank God enough for her. I hope that she will one day become part of the discussion on my blog or I will create one for her.
Imagine yourself the captain of a boat with a group of friends and family. You are caught out in a torrential storm of epic proportions. You’ve never seen anything like it in all of your years sailing amongst the waves. Amid the midst, rain, hail, and confusion, you see a titanic wave that you know will surely swallow your small boat and crew whole and push you to the deepest depths of the seaa where the souls of sailors of yore reside.
Everyone on the boat screams that you should turn the boat around at full throttle and try to outrun the wave. Your own weary mind starts playing the odds of whether you’d survive or not. Everyone on board begs you to turn around before it is too late.
But, your heart, soul, and every fibre of your being tells you to go full throttle straight into the waive and crest its top before it collapses on your small ship. Your family and friends begin to pull you away from the captains next, but you manage to fight them off. You look straight into the depths of the unforgiving wall that approaches like a lioness, quiet but deadly.
It is here that start the steadfast approach begins. The banging on the captains nest doors and screams do not distract your unending stare. It’s you against the wave. You know it is too late to turn around. You know in your heart that the only way to overcome this wave is to go over it.
There will be times in your life when only you will know what is best for you. Friends and family, though meaning well, will not always know what is right for you. Use their wisdom to help guide your way, but make your own decisions and carve your own path on this crazy planet.