Moments so dear

wed-5In the closeness of our embrace

I longed to stay there all night.

Alas I could not for the darkness shook within my soul:

An unknown sort that is staying longer than its welcome.

He went away to catch the rest sorely needed

After caring for me again late into the moonlight as every night for awhile.

Sometimes it’s just to say “hey,” sometimes to nourish my weakened frame:

Oh how his love has shown true in sickness and in health as promised.

How will I love thee as you have loved me my dear?

Could there ever be a way to fill your coffers with sweet blessings as you have mine?

I hope we have many years to find out together my humble knight

To explore the longings of nights ended much to soon —

In this I too shall rest, with hope and great expectation

Of a day languishing with you in a string of moments so dear.

For now it’s “goodnight my love.”  Until that day comes I shall love thee in my heart more than my touch can say . . .

Bears Rule

Bears solve problems

Yes:  bears do solve some kinds of problems!  While in the comic strip above it appears that sometimes they can cause them too, this is not the case with a “bear” I happen to know personally.  I just picked this cartoon because it has a furry creature in it of the grizzly variety.  The one of which I am particularly fond is my River Bear:  my beloved Steve!  He’s my hero and an amazing athlete too (cycling and kayaking).

Steve in his Mohican surf ski at the 2013 Wildcat Creek Race
Steve in his Mohican surf ski at the 2013 Wildcat Creek Race

I am grateful to the Lord to be blessed with a man after the Lord’s own heart, smart, respected, handsome, personable, athletic, and loved by many especially his four children.  He is my kinsman redeemer:  the one whom the Lord provided as my husband, my intended beloved for the rest of my days.  Steve has risen to the challenge of helping me through some very ugly aspects of a biotoxin illness.  Amazingly while he feels for my suffering it never seems to affect his love and care for me.  Sure he may be tired from staying up late with the wretched episodes but I never feel any less loved.  His care and confidence in me never changes.  His devotion transcends our situation.  He is my Jesus with skin on for sure and I am exceedingly grateful.

I love you Steve.  And I thank you Lord for your incredible blessing in my Stevers.  Lead him and protect him, grant him wisdom and your grace as he fulfills the call you have placed in his life.  Strengthen him, sustain him, and help him to continue to shine for your glory.  In Jesus name, amen.

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