by Lisa Jordan
A week or so ago, Hubby asked me to email him copies of my book covers and please not to ask why. So like a dutiful wife, I complied. That didn't keep me from wondering though.
Last night Hubby handed me a package and said, "Belated congratulations on winning your Carol award."
I opened the package and blinked back tears at my husband's thoughtfulness. He had a blanket made with the Lakeside Reunion and the Lakeside Family book covers on it.
What warms my heart the most is this was something he did on his own without my prompting or hint dropping. I mean, he knows how much I'd love an iPhone, but this was totally unexpected.
The warmth of our marital friendship isn't based on tangible gifts. It's way more than that.
My relationship with Hubby started as a friendship that developed into loving relationship across the miles. Our courtship was unique--done through letters and phone calls as we spent 18 months apart while he was in the service.
The past twenty-three years of our marriage haven't been without its challenges and heartaches. We weathered many storms, but he's my true real-life hero because he healed my internal wound (Remember--Susie May Warren teaches, "God heals the lie, the hero heals the wound.)
Hubby's my Voice of Reason. He's my security. He makes me laugh and dries my tears. He loves me unconditionally. I've become a better person by being his wife.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
If you're married, what qualities do you appreciate most about your spouse? If you're not married, what qualities are you looking for in a spouse?