Let me be honest I had this really amazing post all planned out but between new mummy and old mummy duties (yep, my two daughters still get their share of mummy. Having another one that depends on you for survival is absolutely none of their business. Your decision to have more mummy, deal with it. Lol! ) somehow such grandiose aspirations flew out the window.
and as always I had planned this, really special blog post but for some reason I don’t even think that’s necessary. Today I just want to say thank you.
Thank you to the two people who have made all the difference in these last 10 years. The two people that have made it all so worth it. That have made it so beautiful…Actually the most beautiful 10 years of my life.
I really need to thank God for first making sure I didn’t mess up my life by marrying the wrong person. He blew down mountains, filled up valleys, opened doors, shut others. He did practically everything till I got it….
The man you are with is not your husband…There is yet another….he is the youngest and He is taking care of the sheep…
Till I saw clearly that the bone of my bones and the flesh of my flesh was right under my nose but instead of recognising the king he was I had so far only seen the shepherd boy. Until God opened my eyes to see “men as men not as trees”.
And oh! Just look what I would have missed….
Thank you Jesus, I thank God every day I handed you the wheel eleven years ago with one simple prayer :
“Lord by pass my emotions and do what’s best for me”
I thank you that you answered that prayer. I thank God everyday.
My king, my best friend, my sunshine, the absolute Love of my life.
My greatest passion after God. My number one prayer assignment.
Thank you for yielding to God. For letting God use you to love me. You are constant proof that God loves me. See the man He gave me.
Honestly, they don’t come better than this.
I love the fact that you love me. I love how you love me. I love the fact that you get me…..that you are my person…..MY person.
I think the biggest trip for me is that you never get tired of showing me you love me.
A few days ago I was talking to someone about doing a post about demystifying my marriage. About how people just think my marriage is a fairy tale but by the time I finished talking to her I realised that maybe I was trying too hard to prove that it wasn’t when to be honest sometimes I feel like I’m in a fairy tale myself. The only difference is my happily Ever After is guaranteed because of the Word of God.
Let me give you a few examples. We arrived America and my Pk just came to drop us off so basically he had a few days to stay just to be sure I and the girls were settled in. Into the last few days of leaving he would get up and go out early and come back later in the day.
I was getting upset. Leaving in a few days and we are missing out on big quality time? So I was getting ready my sulking face and my speech on how this was bad for our marriage as this was one of our strengths…. blah blah blah…
So as he came in that day, “Hon! Honey! Where are you?!”
I didn’t answer with my usual exuberance. “Honey! Come! Come and see!!!”. He dragged a very reluctant pregnant me outside the house and there parked in front of the house was a brand new 2015 SUV (amebo! That’s all the details I’m giving lol!)
I was like “what’s this?”
“Your car. I’ve been going for auctions because I’ve been wondering how you and the girls will cope without a car in America and this was a ridiculous price. Honey it was just favour….”
Isn’t it always though?
With pk it’s always favour.
And that’s a lesson I’ve learnt from him. Anytime he sets in his heart to do something for me, God gives him grace and shows him favour that at the end of the day it’s usually at a much better deal than it would have been normally.
I was mortified… so ashamed of myself. There he was running around to bless me and I was there sulking like a 10 year old sent off to boarding school. Jumping to conclusion like a frog on steroids.
That’s just my pk always looking for ways to surprise me and what made it extra special? It wasn’t in the budget. He bent over backwards for me. He always does. He will put me first even if it doesn’t seem reasonable to the normal average man.
Yesterday I was speaking to him and he sounded so tired. He landed on Saturday in Nigeria and went straight into meetings. Then on Sunday preached 5 services back to back and for those who know their pastor greeted and spoke to more people than his voice could take really. Then he was back in meetings on Monday then Tuesday preached rush hour fellowship and on Wednesday morning meetings back to back till time for midweek service then he preached.
By the time we did a video call in the night after he got home at about 11pm. I knew he was exhausted but he had a huge smile and lots of kisses for me. Then he told me he had planned to fly out that night after service just so he could be here with me for our wedding anniversary today. Just to surprise me.
Honestly I thank God he didn’t. There’s only so much your body can take. Besides that’s a very expensive happy anniversary. Lol! Ibo girl like me. I quickly calculated the ticket fare just to come and leave again in like 2 days or something because he won’t want to miss a Sunday in church. Abeg bbm call is okay. Lol!
I’m joking o! Honey (in case you are reading this). I miss you. Your being here would have been awesome but like I said to him earlier the fact that after 10 years you still feel the need to keep surprising me just makes me feel so special.
You Promised me exciting and you kept your word. It’s been 10 exciting years and I’m still in for the ride.
Why won’t I be grateful for a man who loves me and celebrates me like this?
Thank you Jesus and thank you my pk. You are the reason why this marriage works so well. Two of you make it so easy for me to submit and be all I can be.
I love you both so much.
Finally let me say. If you are one of those people who think my blog is too mushy or I celebrate my pk too much…. I’m just wondering how much is panadol?
Okay people, gotta run.
Happy Wedding Anniversary to two of my favourite people. My amazing son Sammy Smith and my true and trusted daughter and armour bearer Amaka. Many more years of bliss and plenty blessings. I love you guys sooooooooooooo much.