Even So… A Love Letter To My Wife

randomlychad  —  September 27, 2011 — 9 Comments
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Dear Lisa,

When we married nearly twenty-one years ago, little did we know…

The twists and turns that life would take to bring us to this place: the loss of a job just three months into our marriage, working two, and three, jobs to get by.

Even so…

By God’s grace, buying our first home around the time of our first anniversary. Which required all kinds of work, but we didn’t care–we had a place, a space, that was ours.

Even so…

The crushing migraines you were soon to undergo.

Even so…

Being told we told we couldn’t have kids, grieving this, and being surprised by God not once, but twice.

Even so…

You almost dying from food allergies.

Even so…

It hasn’t been easy. We’ve had our ups, and downs. We’ve been close, we’ve been distant. We’ve fought, we’ve made up.

But we’ve always been there, together, through:

Diabetes
PCOS
Sleep Apnea
And other health challenges

If I could take those things away–without changing us–I would.

I wouldn’t change our life together, that has brought us to this place.

“For richer, for poorer, in sickness, and in health…”

Even so?

Even so.

I love you, dear.

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  • Cindy Holman

    Ah -- this is very sweet. Thanks for sharing it, Chad 🙂

  • Awesome! Here’s to many more

    • Thanks much, Larry! You rock!

  • Michelle

    Congratulations! On sticking together through the hard times, of honoring that covenant relationship you entered into together, and above all, honoring God through your marriage. Well done.

    • Not always easy, but so worth it.

  • That's a great letter… my wife lost her job about 2 months into our marriage, and our mortgage was only about a month older. We were freaked out for a little while, but she was persistent about finding another job and got one 2 weeks later. God provided so well that we never missed a payment between her severance and waiting for the her job to kick in.

    Also, tried 3 years for a baby, needed fertility to get the first one, and got two more without needing the extra help (the last one was unplanned). Just crazy how God works.

    • It is indeed amazing how He works, isn't it? For us, it was about eight years before our first, and then another eight for our second. Despite the hardships, we are blessed beyond measure.Thanks for your kind words! Your blog is awesome!

  • I can’t decide who’s luckier --

    Her, for having someone who loves her enough to write this,

    Or

    You, for having someone worthy of writing this for.

    Congrats, you two!

    • Ricky, easy: I'm the far luckier one. I know it's de rigeur for a man to say he married up--but in our case it's true: I married way, way up.