A Wife’s Happiness

If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him.

For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.

~ Deuteronomy 24:5 (niv)


Randy, Hawaii 2011

Randy, Hawaii 2011

My husband has never gone to war.  He rarely takes a trip with his friends and leaves me alone.  He doesn’t hunt, but loves to fish.  We watch football together so I can’t even say that he watches television without me.  I know he is faithful and he is honest.  And I know I am richly blessed because God saw fit in His divine plan to me place in the care of a husband who would not only take care of me, but who would give me my heart’s desires.


He isn’t perfect, but this is good because neither am I. He still leaves his flip flops in the middle of the floor or forgets to recycle the junk mail and leaves it on the kitchen table – just for me.    I have my own faults (and they are many), but he is always good to take me out to dinner if my day has been bad, or like this week, to surprise me in the nicest way.


Today I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  It reminded me of the first flowers he sent me a week after we had been dating – full of beautiful daisies – just because he knew that I would delight in them, just because he loves me.


In this God has taught me something important.  Life is messy.  Life is hard.  My marriage is not perfect because neither Randy or myself is perfect, but there is beauty in the imperfectness of us.  Why?  Because in the midst of hurts and wrongs, tragedies and sacrifices, there is also adventure and happiness and love.  And isn’t love what it is really all about?


Blue Fish enjoying the new flowers....and her new home.



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As always,

Mercy, peace and love be multiplied to you,


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4 Responses to “A Wife’s Happiness”

  1. Janet Tillirson says:

    Beth, I am so glad God blessed you with a great husband. I am so proud of you and your writing. Your photos are beautiful too.

    Love you, Janet

  2. Ann Chastain says:

    We all need to be reminded from time to time that none of us are perfect and if we want our spouses to accept us as we are, we should certainly be willing to do the same.
    I thank God for your commitment to follow His will in your life. You have the ability to reach so many people with your everyday approach to God. We sometimes forget that He wants to be a part of our life, each and every day.

    • Elizabeth says:

      God is all about relationships and love. His love for us is vast and great. Why do we all forget that so easily? Sometimes I think God is up there, shaking His head and asking HImself, “When are these people gonna get it?”

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