09 May 2012

Random but listening

Random thoughts spin, hover and take flight
focus seems all but impossible
there is much I want to share
but it seems like I'm pulling words out of a paper bag
my thoughts look like a ransom note...

The first asparagus are pushing their way out of the ground.  Last year Faith realized how delicious they are and now we are trying to teach her that she may not eat them before we get a chance to pick them.

It's my wedding anniversary today -- 12 years ago my life became wrapped with Rick's around the core of God's love -- here again are words I wrote a few years back:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning penned: "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." Let me take a bit of creative license here and say: "Why do I thank God for Rick? Let me count the ways."
  • Rick loves God above all else. That keeps his other priorities aligned.
  • Rick is not afraid to say "I'm sorry"
  • Rick has the same quirky sense of humour I do. We laugh often.
  • Rick is a lifelong learner.
  • Rick is quick to encourage and support me in whatever I believe God is asking me to do.
  • Rick's bag of tricks, his knowledge and abilities fill in the gaps and compliment my own.
  • Rick has a heart that has been kneaded, molded and softened by the Lord.
  • Rick always finds new ways to surprise me with his kindness.
  • Rick handles our finances with skill and Kingdom mindedness.
  • Rick is Rick! He is exactly who God created him to be but open to the Lord's ongoing and never ending work in his life. God is taking him from glory to glory, and I get to come along for the ride.

I know without any shadow of doubt that God had His hand upon every detail of my life-to-be with Rick. If you haven't heard the story of our first face-to-face meeting you can click over and read it here.

The rains have stopped for a bit - leaving the new overgrown spring grass dry enough to cut.  I shall spend some time this afternoon riding in circles on my garden tractor,  the first mow of the new year. I will worship, and I will pray, and allow the Lord to whisper His mysteries into my heart.

Seeing Him in all that surrounds me and sharing with Jennifer and the rest

1 comment:

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

HaPpiest Anniversary Wishes!
and every cont'd blessing on ALL God's planned purposes for you...

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