It’s November! One day before Thanksgiving. I’ve been “liking” the facebook statuses and instagram photos showing what my friends are thankful for all month. It’s nice to see people intentionally put aside their entitlement and selfishness to be thankful and gain perspective.
I haven’t partaken in this public display of thanks this month, although I do try to be thankful every day. Most people in relationships mentioned that they were thankful for their significant others. Today, I choose to be thankful for my husband. Every day I choose to be thankful for him.
Thanksgiving isn’t about good feelings. It’s about realizing what God has given us and giving Him back His due credit. It’s about seeing how we are not in control of our lives. It’s about knowing that every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of lights. With that said, I am thankful for my husband.
I am thankful for the man that he has become.
I am thankful for how he’s growing daily.
I am thankful for him getting up before me to start my coffee.
I am thankful for him waking from his sleep to put gas in my car in the middle of the night.
I am thankful for his arms around me when I cry.
I am thankful for his prayers.
I am thankful for his intelligence.
I am thankful for his imperfections.
I am thankful for what he does well.
I am thankful that the Lord has put us together.
I am thankful for him.
It’s not just that I’m thankful that I have a husband. I am thankful for the husband that I have.
Life is not always easy. Being married has not been the smoothest path I’ve been on. Every day I have a choice. Today I choose to be thankful for the husband I have, regardless of our circumstances and my irritations. Regardless of how I feel in the moment.
God makes no mistakes. My husband is a gift. For him I will be thankful.
What are some things about your spouse – or anyone important in your life – you are thankful for this Thanksgiving?