Today, three-months into marriage, I stumbled upon these beautiful songs I’d saved for the day when the right man came into my life.
So many times I listened to these songs, dreaming of that day (yes, I’m such a girl!). Yet despite my growing desire for commitment, my fears kept it at arms-length, whispering to me that it would somehow unravel me.
But last summer, something BIG changed. The day came when my passion for experiencing true love superceded my fear, and now I stand 3-months deep into a lifelong journey of loving one person through thick&thin, wedded bliss and yes, ugly sin. Marriage, I’ve learned, is far more deep, complex, joyful and exciting than I’d ever imagined, dreamed or hoped! Marriage is a beautiful thing, precisely because it’s imperfect. God shows us how much He loves us by teaching us to love and be loved in the most marred areas of our hearts, at our core, where no one else dared tread. Beautiful indeed.
In honor of this, I dedicate these songs to my husband and to finding the right person (in whatever magical, divine way that happens), falling in love, and taking the plunge. It can be scary — I know — but beyond worth it.
As it was once said, “The joy of intimacy is the reward of commitment.” But you won’t experience intimacy any other way than if you let someone in, share your true self with them, and give them the opportunity to love you back. All I can say? The best decision I’ve ever made.