Today is the 2nd of January. Twenty-six years ago today was the day that it was revealed to my husband that I was the one for him. You see my hubby had prayed for a wife for several years and he had basically given up the idea of finding "the one". We had known each other for a couple of years through our weekly Friday Night Bible Study group at church and my hubby thought that I was too young for him although he admired me from afar. On January first 1988 we attended Bible study and normally someone suggested an activity to do afterword such as going to eat or going to a movie, this time everyone wanted to see a movie except my hubby and me so we decided to go eat out together just as friends. It was a great dinner and time just visiting with each other and seeing some sights of our city. We had so much fun together that I didn't make it back to my apartment until 5am. We had stopped at one of our city's spots that showed old movies and the movies were over for the night so we decided to come back the next night and see the movie "The Three Musketeers" with Gene Kelly. He picked me up and we went to the movie and then on to the Olive Garden. It was there that he was staring at me trying to make me feel uncomfortable (and he was) when the Lord said to him, "Don't stare at her, look at her. This is the one I have for you". My hubby says that it was like a curtain was opened and he saw me. Now did the Lord tell me? No. We finished our meal and he took me home. The next day we saw each other at church and we still were just being friends. On Monday I called his home to invite him to dinner the following Saturday because I was taught to reciprocate and he had insisted on paying for our movie and meal. He accepted and came over for ham, scalloped potatoes and asparagus (I thought he said he liked it). It was a nice meal and he finally "made his move" and kissed me. We have been together ever since and will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in April. No the Lord never told me that he was the one but I still know he is.
So today I am thankful for the perseverance of my hubby in asking for a wife and being specific enough to write down little details that he wanted in his wife. I am thankful that the Lord provided for both my hubby and me to be "the one" for each other. I am thankful that after 26 years I still enjoy being with him and look forward to the next 26 years together.