“I have found the one my soul loves.”
Song of Solomon 3:4
This weekend, my husband, Lance, and I will be celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary. So, this week, I’d like to share with you why I am thankful for my husband.
Lance and I met 19 years ago while we were in college. He was a junior; I was a freshman. We were total opposites. He was from the South; I was from the East Coast. He was outgoing; I was more reserved. He was very athletic; I was in the band. It makes me believe that in some ways, opposites really do attract.
Over the years, our life together has been filled with highs and lows, blessings and heartaches. Moving to a new state, moving to another state a few months later, children, losing a child, new jobs, losing jobs, death of beloved family members, health challenges, dreaming new dreams, seeing other dreams put on hold.
Despite it all, I would not want to have experienced all of that with anyone else but Lance. Somehow, no matter what comes our way, life is so much better because I have him in my life.
As the scope of my ministry has expanded and I have taken on more projects, he has supported me every step of the way. People have always said how awesome it is that Lance and I serve side by side. (Just for the record, he is not on staff with me at our church. However, he is my favorite volunteer!) But side by side is the unspoken motto of our marriage. We are partners in every sense of the word.
I am thankful for a husband who loves me, provides for me, listens to me, encourages me, challenges me, fights for me. He is one of the greatest gifts that God has given me and for that, I am truly thankful.