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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Marriage...Unwrapped

Awaking with the 515 alarm, he sneaks thru his routine so as not to wake me as I still slumber off yesterday's heaviness.  Dressing in the soft light provided by a bathroom door, he begins his day in the dark...in the quiet...in the dim of moments before dawn begins its wakeup to the world on this and every Tuesday morning when the desire to discuss God's Word with trusted friends calls his heart from our bed.

When I finally pull myself from sleep's sweet embrace, my first reach is for the phone because I know he will call at 730.  Every fight is gone from my mind...any imperfections laid aside...only the fact that he isn't here fills my mind. Every Tuesday, without fail, "Good morning, Baby!" is the greeting that my heart waits for...the smile my face lights to...the joy, seemingly canned and then released to wake my mind with its flow.

It's stupid.  It's silly.  9 years of marriage and my heart still jumps with the ring of a phone on the one morning that he leaves before I crack my eyes.  It's stupid...but I love it so.

So imagine my surprise this morning when at 720, I hear the voice of the middlest child ring out "She's at the computer, Daddy."  I looked up just in time to see him enter the family room and before my mouth can form the question, he answers "Didn't have to be there till later today so I decided to stop by and see my family." 

It's stupid.  It's silly.  9 years of marriage and the sight of his smiling face...the warmth in his hug as I jump from my chair and into his waiting arms...the simplicity in a desire to see us instead of just hearing our morning routine.  Well, it's stupid...but I love it so!


...Us...

 What gift has been unwrapped for you today?

This post was written in response to one prompt...and then led into another. 
The prompts that lead here are:

Emily over at Chatting at the Sky hosts a weekly "chance" to notice...to savor...to enjoy and unwrap the gifts (...no matter the size...) that God drops into our chaos that is life.

HighCallingBlogs.com Christian Blog NetworkHighCallingBlogs also sent out a calling for all "Love Stories". The complicated and the intimate realities sometimes forgotten. Yes...mine is more Halmark in setting this time...but it was real, none the less. 


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12 comments:

katdish said...

That is SO not stupid. That is wonderful and beautiful.

And once again I have template envy. Now that's stupid...

Sara said...

it's not stupid..it's love and a tiny glimpse of heaven on earth...

Deborah Ann said...

That's beautiful Bina! I feel the same way about my hubby. It's a vacation day when he's here, especially when it's unexpected. Hey, is that you and hubby in the picture? very sweet...

alicia said...

Love it! I feel the same way every time my hubby calls or walks in the room. Its beautiful! Today he's called 3 times, so there's my God placed gift. ;)

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Oh, I love it. Not stupid, but deliriously wonderful and fully romantic.

I just love you, Bina. It's good to be here again. I've barely been at the computer lately. That warm Cancun sun beckoned. .... We're back in Iowa now.

Good to "see" you again...

Dayle said...

You're blessed.

Jennifer said...

Not, not, not stupid! This is love. Nothing makes me grin more than when my hubby comes home unexpectedly early. It's like I've just won a whole chunk of money. I am thankful that you and I still are shamelessly in love with our husbands, both after 9 years.

Christy said...

What a beautiful post.

Ann Kroeker via HCB said...

Love it! I was grinning as I read--we shouldn't apologize if our marriages are joy-filled Hallmark celebrations, just as we shouldn't feel bad if we're struggling.

This is real and fresh and alive. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Anonymous said...

I think your story is wonderful. I feel the exact same way about my husband. He is a blessing. My family members say that I light up when I talk about him or when he walks into the room.

Lisa

P.S. Cute picture of you and your husband.

imoomie said...

What a great story you have to tell! Just great blessings to count!

Christy, the Notable Blogger said...

Very sweet. I'm the same way after 14 years, six children, and a lot of grey. It's how it should be. :)

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