I wrote this in my journal. I felt for some reason that I should share it:
10:15am, May 17th, 2011
Not even knowing who my wife will be, of these things I am certain:
She will be loved, but not smothered.
She will be cared for, but not spoiled.
She will be protected, but not caged.
She will be blessed, but not worshiped.
She will be a source of pride, but not touted as a prize or an idol.
She will be led by example, but not a bad one.
She will be indescribably beautiful, even if only in my eyes and God’s.
She will be praised, but not lied to.
She will be told the truth, even the hard truth when necessary, but always in love.
She will be led in the nurture and admonition of the LORD, but not treated as a child.
She will be listened to with an open heart and mind, not a closed one.
She will be a woman with her own desires, and they will not be overlooked.
She will be valued above the most precious treasures; all but the Lordship of Christ.
She will be supported in raising a godly family, not abandoned in such a crucial battle.
She will be my first priority in life, not shelved for the sake of my own desires.
She will be constantly reminded of my love for her, but not with lifeless repetition.
She will be a beacon of hope to all, and will never lack the admiration of her husband.
She will be given hope and love, especially in the hardest times of her life.
She will be given children who are taught to love and respect her.
She will be loved by me as Christ loved the church.
She will be the love of my life.
She will be all that and so much more. Lord, be with me as I seek to provide.
“Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all. Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”