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Friday, May 10, 2013

The Twilight Hours (and many in between)


Before my wife and I were married we sat down with my bishop (the leader of our local congregation) for some advice. During the interview he mentioned that there are times where he will look at his wife and suddenly feel overwhelmed with love and gratitude for her (at the time they had been married 20+ years). There was no rhyme or reason for those moments happening when they did, they just happened. He related that on several occasions he had awoken from sleep for whatever reason and looked over at his wife and the moonlight resting on her illuminated her facial features ever so softly and he would shed a tear or two because he could not believe that he could be so lucky and so blessed to be her husband. He promised us that if we lived our lives in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ and clung to one another we too would have moments like that.

Now, nearly seven years later, I have had experiences of my own like that. Moments where I look at my wife, and there is nothing unique or unusual about the moment, and suddenly feel consumed with love for her. I'm not sure why it has happened when it has and I have no idea how to replicate them. It just happens. But I am grateful that it does. Those moments, I think they are tender mercies granted me from God, are little treasures and help me remember why I married her, why I am still married to her, and why I want to be married to her forever. In those moments I silently recommit my heart and my life to her. The best part is it typically happens so quickly she doesn't even know it happened.

I love my wife. I am grateful and proud to be her husband.

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10 comments:

  1. Visiting from blog she.

    I hope you will link up with me at ARoomForTwoWithAView.com for my TGIF Blog Hop!

    Have a great weekend!

    Melissa

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    1. Thanks Melissa. I'll have to check your blog hop out.

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  2. Hi Tyson,

    Another awesome post you wrote! Thanks for the sweet reminder of bringing God into marriage. Just like the Bishop said, if we live our life in accordance to the teachings of Jesus Christ, those moments will happen. Found you through Monday Mingle :)

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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    1. I'm glad you stopped by Jessica. Thanks for the support!

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  3. Aw this is certainly a nice reminder :) What a lovely entry! As one of the co-hosts from the My Favorite Posts Weekend SHOW OFF Party! I wanted to personally thank you for linking up with us & to invite you to add me to your G+ circles or follow me on Twitter or Facebook as I’ve done the same with you. Also, I run a link party on my food blog, Anyonita Nibbles where you can link up recipes or food related posts. This week’s party is here: http://www.anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tasty-tuesdays-10.html

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  4. Tyson, I definitely know what you mean about becoming consumed (and overwhelmingly grateful) by the love of my husband. For no reason at all, and on no special occasion, I'll just look into is eyes and melt. I'm reminded of how much God loves me because he chose such a wonderful man to be with me throughout this lifetime.

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    1. Beautifully said Fawn. Thank you. That's exactly it.

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