Wow. I just had a an exuberating, heart-to-heart talk with my husband. It's hard sometimes living with a man and expressing my heart to him, knowing that he can't really truly understand everything I say...well because he's a man. Especially since I come from a family of six very emotional, expressive women! And really by the time I became a teenager, my dad had a lot of experience with us.
Luis tries very hard, but he often misunderstands and doesn't always get the whole "empathizing" thing. (even after I read "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus" and I explained the whole thing to him)
But you know, it's so amazing to me that God created men and women so completely different...yet we are BOTH created in HIS image. The qualities I bear have God's mark on them just as much as the different qualities that Luis bears.
Anyways, while we talked about deep, hard issues, I just couldn't help but feel so overwhelmed with gratitude. I am truly blessed with a wonderful, godly, intelligent man! No, he's not perfect...but neither am I. Yet he loves me and the Lord so deeply, and he's never going to give up. And truly his communication skills do impress me.
As we sat together in the soccer field, under the moon, Luis began to list all the ways God has blessed us. His provision has been truly amazing. We are both free to study, not worrying about finances or jobs right now. Each month we have more than enough. We always have time for special dates and just being together, playing together and loving each other.
Lately, I have been a woman who is quick to lose hope. But the Lord has been calling me each day to trust Him more and hope in Him. I just needed to open my eyes a little and look around me to see how blessed I am. Tonight my heart is truly grateful and I am so excited about what the future holds for our marriage!