After a looong 18 months of prayer I finally saw what I was missing out on. That was when I turned away from my old ways (addictions, mistreating others, having little to zero compassion, and listening to lies of the enemy... satan). I finally chose to get uncomfortable and give up a sinful lifestyle (repent) and listen to what God was speaking to me about. On Valentine's Day of 2015 I chose to live for God and prayed for obedience to please Him instead of man. God saved my marriage when He removed my blind eyes and gave me a much better pair - He gave me spiritual eyes (Psalms 146:8). He showed me the truth and it was like He handed me a shovel to bury all the lies and poor choices the enemy has been telling me to say and do. I decided (WE BOTH DECIDED to place God smack at the center of our marriage). That's when I finally saw the many blessings given to my marriage over the last 10 years - A husband who is patient, caring, kind, supportive, encouraging, funny, and full of love!! A husband who has been given the gifts of ministry and mercy.
Justin, 10 years ago on our wedding day I called you "HUSBAND" for the first time, and since then I've discovered that word means much more than I first imagined.
It means "FRIEND" (Song of Solomon 5:16) because you are the best one I have. It means "PARTNER" because we share life's journey together. It means "BLESSING" because you are one of the greatest gifts God has ever given me.
The more years go by, the more it means to call you "HUSBAND". Because the longer we are together the more I discover all you are to me.
I love you my Husband. Happy 10th anniversary!!!