For much of my life, I felt very alone. At times, I chose to isolate myself or not turn to others who were waiting to help me and support me. At other times, I felt abandoned by people who I thought loved me and cared for me; just when I needed them the most, they were silent or absent.
Today, I’m grateful that I’m not alone. One of the things I’ve come to admire most about James is his ability to stick by my side even when he’s upset with me, in a foul mood, or just not feeling very affectionate. I’ve always loved this about him, but the past few weeks since finding out that I’m pregnant, I’ve come to value it even more.
He always seeks to make me feel better and to help me through the worst of times. He makes me sushi, gets me gingerale, turns on the air conditioning, and reads to me. It’s much easier to make it through days when I am not feeling well when I have someone by my side enduring it with me without making me feel bad for not feeling good.
I know that with James, life will just be like this. And I’m grateful for that.
Amen to both you guys–James is a real man, and he is a man of God. He’s what I like to call my Renaissance man–good at everything, super smart, and physically strong, too. I hit the jackpot. You might have read a post I wrote before I ever met James about my “list.” I think the title of it is “Must love others well.” I wrote a list of over 30 things I wanted/required in a man (after several failed relationships and 2 failed marriages, this seemed like a wise thing to do). James meets all criteria on my list. God really answered my prayers and sent me exactly who I need and want. Eternally grateful.
In our Men of Faith Bible Study Group (a bunch of dudes talking about God), we talked about what it takes to be a real man, and how real men are a dying breed. The ideal of “Man” today is the Homer Simpson, while the Man of yesterday was Hank Hill. I don’t know much about James other than the brief encounter I had when I ran into ya’ll at hanaroo, but going by what i’ve learned about him here, he sounds like a good guy. A real man which I hear from women is really hard to find these days.
We were discussing how Men these days don’t exibit those qualities, how men used to be the ones taking care of things, being the head of the household, and teaching good lessons. The modern man is finding himself struggling to be on top of it, as the woman is now in the workforce successful, and sometimes, making more money than the man. The roles have been switched. I’m not sure where I was going with this.
It sounds like you’re in good hands there, Bethany.
Sound like God has blessed you with the right guy….right now he has the easy part – though it may not seem so easy to him at this point (oh the memories! 🙂 It’s too bad the world makes Godly men out to be weak….because in reality, men of God are really the strong ones!