Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What do you say?

When adults give kids something, their parents almost always have to remind them.

"What do you say?"

"Thank you."

I know that I pray about an awful lot of things, and I am always appreciative when the answers to my prayers are "Yes." (I know I should be appreciative when the answers are "No" as well, but I guess that's a different post for a different time.) However, I don't always remember to thank God for answering those prayers. I'm happy with life, and I just leave it at that.

When Nate and I got engaged, I was watching the band and realized that I needed to stop right then and there and say "Thank you God."

Not only did my prayers of getting engaged get answered, but more importantly my prayers from many years and my parents prayers from the time I was a little girl have been answered. God brought into my life a man who is honest, faithful, loving, generous, funny, carefree, fun, a leader and so much more. Best of all, we have been together so long that he knows exactly what he is getting into by marrying me, and he still wants to. What a man!

So thank you God for bringing the most wonderful man into my life. A man who has qualities that I didn't even know that I wanted in a man but that I now know that I couldn't live without. Thank you for parents who raised him right and for parents who encouraged us throughout our lives.

While we're on the subject, you know what else I'm thankful for? Two sets of parents in our lives who are not only still married after 30 years but who are still crazy about each other. We have two beautiful examples of loving relationships - relationships that have had ups and downs but have stayed strong through the years. We have examples of two marriages that work differently and have different dynamics but most importantly they are filled with love and passion. I can't express how thankful we are for that.

So what do I say?

"Thank you!"

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