Today's prompt for The Thankful Project is "something about your significant other".
|Michael & I at the Nebraska Huskers game in Lincoln, NE this past weekend|
I love being married to my best friend. Michael and I have been together since we were sixteen and married for two and a half. In our almost nine years together, he's taught me a lot. I've seen all sides of him and we've been through quite a bit in our relationship.
He's good at a lot of things, and I mean a lot, but if I had to choose one characteristic of his to celebrate, it would be his ability to forgive, and forgive quickly. This is something I struggle with doing, especially if I am very hurt. I tend to hold on to things and let them fester. Michael, on the other hand, might need a little bit of time to get his frustrations simmered down, but he not only forgives, but is also able to let go.
I'm usually the one who is mad about it a month later when a similar situation creeps up, or a sensitive topic is breached. I dig down deep and yank that hurt back up, and usually throw it at him! He's the complete opposite. Each offense is its own. He's forgiven the past offense and doesn't lump it into a new problem. I'd like to think he's rubbed off on me, or at least opened my eyes to my own struggles in this area. Isn't that what marriage is for? Sanctification...never a clearer picture since the cross. I'm thankful for him (and that there aren't two of me in an argument!).
What do you love about your spouse or significant other?