I have been thinking about blogging about this for a little while now and given than yesterday was Thanksgiving and as I type Dave is outside putting Christmas lights up that I have been nagging him for, I figured now would be appropriate.
It will be no surprise to you that I love photos and that I have probably millions of them. After we came home from our European adventure I started the process of updating our back-ups so that these fun memories were included. This project lost a little momentum when we found out that we were having Josh, but now it has shot back up the priority list with the edition of our very precious photo memories of our little boy. So the last couple of weeks
while I have been on leave I have spent a lot of my time looking through, sorting, storing and re-storing our photos.
Projects like this always take me a long time because I like looking through the photos, reminiscing and reflecting on what we have done, where we have been and who we have been spending our time with. It’s nice to look back sometimes and in true thanksgiving style it always makes me very thankful for the things, memories, experiences and people who make up my life.
Anyway, while I have been getting the photos sorted, I decided that I also needed to include the videos we have of things like our wedding. I love our wedding video, but I can count on one hand the number of times I have actually sat down and watched it… but this week I found myself doing just that, watching it after I moved it over to the back-up drive. Now, I pride myself on remembering most of our special occasions well, and in detail, but it turned out that I had completely forgotten about the song that was sung while Dave and I signed the registry. It was a song that we chose for the lyrics and as I listened to the song again tears flowed from my eyes because I realised that the lyrics were more true that I had ever understood.
The song is “When God made you” by NewSong and the lyrics are as follows:
It’s always been a mystery to me
How two hearts can come together
And love can last for ever
But now that I have found you I believe
That a miracle has come
When god sends the perfect one
Now gone are all my questions about why
And I’ve never been so sure of anything
In my life
Oh I wonder what God
When he created you
I wonder if he
Knew everything I would need
Because he made all my dreams come true
When God made You
He must have been thinking about me
I promise that wherever you may go
Where ever life may lead you
With all my heart I’ll be their too
And from this moment on
I want you to know
I’ll let nothing come between us
And I will even love you more
He made the sun
He made the moon
To harmonize a perfect tune
One can’t move without the other
They just have to be together
And that is why I know its true
Your for me
And I’m for you
Because my world just can’t be right
With out you in my life
At the time, I have to admit that while I agreed with the words, I found it a little corny, but now given the events of this year, traveling together, working on our house and with the addition of Joshua, I realise that there is no one else that I would have rather been with.
I don’t give Dave anywhere enough praise. He is truly a wonderful, wonderful man. A man who is brave and courageous, a man who is wiser than his years, more caring and more loving than I have ever known. He is talented and good at everything he does, he is humble and serves people without expectation. And in the last couple of months I have learnt that he is far stronger than I ever understood. He has stood in the gap for me, been my voice, my comfort, my protector, my support and my love and he has done all of this without any return, knowing I have been completely empty and unable to look after myself at times.
So this thanksgiving, I need him and everyone else to know that I could not be more thankful for him if I tried. I love him more than I could ever say or show and he deserves so much more than what I have to offer. I know that when God made him, as selfish as it sounds, he was thinking about me, because there is no one else but him that completes me, compliments me or who loves me as well as he does.
Thank you Jesus for giving me Dave, and thank you Dave for loving me.
I love you.