Good Stuff

Hey guys.  It's about to get a little P-13 up in the house in the most holy, God-ordained way possible. . . so consider yourself warned. haha

Several Monday nights ago, Adam and I were having our normal nightly routine.

The routine where
I pick up toys and clutter and make his lunch and
he showers, cleans up his stuff and gets his work bags ready for the next day.
Definitely not the stuff that chic-flicks are made of.

Apparently my little yellow dress was setting his little heart on fire because he had gone all mushy-heart-eyes for at least the last hour.  Four years of marriage and two babies later, I have to be honest.  These moments are my favorite.  My favorite because it means we still are crushing on each other, even though my belly's a big saggier and his tired eyes are a bit tired-er.  It means the fight to stay true to each other, day in and day out it paying off.  It means that day after day, night after night, thanks to a good God's grace despite all our short comings and failures, our marriage vows are getting stronger.  And in our culture of cheap promises and easy divorces, this is worth the weight of pure gold.

So midway through my laundry-sorting-toy-tidying motions, this sweet boy of mine grabbed me and kissed me straight on the mouth.

I just can't get enough of you, he whispered.
And right about then my heart just melted into a puddle.  There is something so incredible about being unconditionally loved and desired.
^^ a little throwback to a summer wedding last year with a teeny little gideon in my belly ^^

You guys.  This is the good stuff.  The stuff worth fighting for.  The stuff worth holding out for.  The good stuff worth not settling before finding.  To all my sweet single friends.  Don't settle.  No matter how hard it gets.  No matter how lonely the nights.  I promise you that waiting somehow, someday becomes worth it.

And for those of us that are married.  Let's cherish on purpose.  Let's speak our love to our husbands.  Let's intentionally act in adoration and respect of these precious men God has given us.

Because let's be honest.  I don't believe in perfect matches.  But I do believe that in our imperfections, in our blunderings at life, God has the perfectly-imperfect one for each of use to do life with.  And that is something worth celebrating.

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  1. So so sweet! I really love this.....thank you for sharing!

  2. Love this! What a sweet post. Let's keep choosing our men!

  3. I love this so much & I love these moments! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  4. I'm glad you shared this. We really have to be intentional with our spouses and continually live out and renew our commitments that we made before God.

  5. I really needed to read this. With a baby at home that isn't sleeping, it seems the inconsequential things with my husband have the tendency to get blown out of proportion. I need to remember why we created this life in the first place- because we're crazy about each other.
    xo, Sarah

  6. So appreciated hearing this!

    My younger brother is getting married in a few months, and I feel like all the advice they get is "Oh just wait" in a way that makes marriage sound like the most depressing nightmare. As a single gal, I'm thinking, "Really? This is what I got to look forward to one day?"

    Thanks for the reminder- there's more to fight for. <3 And that to-the-singles paragraph? It's a hug my heart needed today. xoxo

  7. seriously girl! you have so so much to look forward to. it is a ton of hard work and the days aren't always glamorous but i cannot imagine my life without this man to do it with!! XO

  8. mwah! you two are pretty adorable too!! :)

  9. ahh! girl! hang in there. as cliche as it sounds, the days are long but the years are so short -- even though we are only two years in with emmett, it feels so true. you are doing a great job!! XO

  10. you're telling me, girl! ;) swoony swoon! XOXO

  11. it's so easy to forget day to day, right?! but so worth the effort. XO