Yesterday, I saw a couple that has been married for more years than I have been alive interact with one another. The gentleman was slightly older than his wife and somewhat fragile. I watched quietly. He was quite spirited, funny and highly intelligent. His main struggle seemed to be his memory.
His wife had accompanied him to an event where he was the honorary guest. She remained by his side the entire time. To say you could not tell where one of them ended and the other began would be truth. They flowed as if they were one single being. It was perhaps one of the most beautiful interactions that I have ever witnessed. The love they shared was undeniable and endearing.
Despite the fact that he was supposed to be the “highlight” it was the wife that shined. Her subtle presence beside him was his comfort. You could tell that without her he would not have been him. Because she was beside him, he was in his element. When she lightly touched his arm, he seemed to stand a little taller. She was his crown.
For the entirety of their relationship, he had always been in the spotlight while she played the supporting role. This is not to say that she has not experienced success in her own right but he was the more well known of the two. You did not have to ask or even wonder about the order or her priorities.
Love well lived. What a legacy!
As I sat there enamored by their endearing love all that I could think was how I love being the calm in my husband’s storms, how I swell with pride at his successes, and how in my heart I love him exactly like that. There is nothing that I can achieve that will come close to being his joy (which was also the name of the woman in the above scenario). Oh how I pray that the love I feel for my husband is written on my face, in my actions and in my words. I want my love to be evident.
Do I desire to have a New York Times Best Seller? Certainly! Do I have entrepreneurial and financial goals? Absolutely. However, those are not what I want to be known for. I want to be known for making my husband’s world a better place. I am sure that is not going to increase my followers on social media or get me more likes but nothing warms my heart quite like his smile. Do they have a button for that?
I know that there is much controversy concerning being a Proverbs 31 woman and what exactly that entails. To me love well lived pretty much sums it up. That leaves me wanting nothing more than to be a Proverbs 31 woman, wife and friend. Many women feel that it is somehow demeaning to support your husband but I have found in doing so it lifts me up. I receive positive energy by giving positive energy and love. Do unto others.
Wives be the very best version of you. Be a gift that your husbands unwrap everyday. Think about it for a minute. Are there areas that you have been slacking? Are you taking someone for granted? You get what you give. Start giving the very best of you today. Let your love be evident. Be his crown.
Until Next Time,