Good Morning! Welcome to Thankful Thursday! What a wonderful Day! Today I am thankful for so much. Particularly I want to share with you about my husband. He is an amazing man. Jim loves the Lord with all his heart. He loves serving. He works hard to provide.
I get so irritated with him sometimes. He tends to have a little road rage...not in a bad way, but he gets really irritated with people who talk on their cell phone and drive because, in his words, "They can't drive and talk at the same time!" He also can't stand when someone won't go at least the speed limit. He is a laugher...he likes to be funny...well, he thinks he is funny. And I guess he is...if you haven't heard his jokes a million times! I am thankful for his jokes, nonetheless.
You may ask why I am so thankful for Jim today...well, because I see so many wives that have husbands that are not the man Jim is. Now, I'm not trying to put anyone down or make anyone feel bad or less than blessed. I am just thankful for the man that God gave me. We weren't Christians when we got married. In fact, it was 4 1/2 years after we got married that we bacame Christians. We have been Christians ever since, never once falling backwards. Thank you, Jesus! Yet, I KNOW that God gave me Jim. No other man in the world would put up with me!
What I love most about my husband is that he loves me! I am a very independent woman. I like things my way! I am strong willed and strongly opinionated. I tend to be somewhat 'loud' when around people I know well and very quiet around those that I don't know well. I'm not fond of being around crowds of people and I don't like being around strangers. I prefer to be around family or by my self. Not necessarily a good thing for a preacher, huh? Jim, on the other hand, never met a stranger. He loves being around people and talks to everyone! No matter where we go, the man sees someone he knows! I get so frustrated with it, but it's Jim and I love him. In 2001, we had the privilege of visiting Israel. Even half way across the globe, the man saw someone (not in our tour group) that he knew! Can you believe it! It's crazy!
I pray and pray asking God to help me at least like the races, but I haven't gotten there yet. What is so disturbing is the fact that my dad used to race and Jim & I met at the race track. I should love the races, but I don't! But, that's ok...I support my husband and I love him. I will go to the stinking races every Friday night from now till mid-September. I will probably grumble about it and comlain loudly! But, I will go...I will rejoice when he does well and I will cry when he doesn't. I am just thankful that I have a place to go WITH him. I am thankful that he wants me to be there with him.
Yes, I am thankful on this Thursday...I am truly blessed with an amazing husband. I thank God for Jim...even when he irritates me...even when he MUST race...even when he tells me I'm beautiful and I don't think I am...even when we are sleeping next to each other and I hear him snore...I THANK God!
Have a thankful Thursday,