This is Ben. I married him on March 29, 2008. Another day i will share our whole story, which i find pretty darn special, but that's just me. All i can say about Ben is that God knows exactly what we need in a mate, and he gives us just that. He is more than i ever wanted. And when i say that, I mean that I used to have some ideas about what I wanted, and maybe some ideas about what i thought i needed, but goodness, I had no idea.
Here's what i think:
God made woman to be complete in Him, and God made man to be complete with Him AND woman. see? We don't really need a man, we need God. But, in His grace, He chooses to give us men to be helpmates to who LOVE us with HIS love. This is a gift. We get to poor our lives into someone who loves us back and shows us Christ's love.
"I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy, I woke and I saw that life is all
service. I served and I saw that service is joy." -Mother Teresa
Does that make sense? We shouldn't really need another example of God's love for us, because he gave us love personified in the person of Jesus.
BUT (another but) if you're like me, sometimes, you just don't get it. So he gives you someone to show you face to face. To poor into. To love you back right where you are. To make you thrive and glow and live the best life you can. To show you how much HE loves you. And sometimes, if you are like me, the person he gives you is SO much like Jesus, he makes you fall more in love with your maker.
Just my musings.
Some reasons why i love Ben:
1:He makes me laugh and take myself less seriously
2:We are 110% different, and that's perfect.
3:He forces me to be a better person.
4:He tells me I'm beautiful every single day, even when i know I'm not. and he probably does too.
5:That beautiful thing he says...he also makes me believe it.
6:He is strong
7:His heart is full of compassion
8:He will make the best dad in the world
9:He gets up every morning to walk Tangle so I can have some quiet time.
10:He makes me adventurous
11:He picked me to get old and wrinkly with.
12:He's not afraid to dream
13:He makes me understand Jesus' love more