Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Watching Him, Watching Me, As He Watches Us

Yesterday, was one of lovebug's therapy days. As I stood there watching him working up a sweat, giving it all he has, and so much more, I noticed something that really touched my heart. He keeps his eyes on me nearly the entire time he is doing his therapy, which is one hour long. When we got home last night, I asked him why he keeps his eyes on me while he is doing his therapy, instead of on his physical therapist. His answer was: I am greatly motivated by you, you are my inspiration, my cheerleader, my little general, and actually, you are my therapy. I feel as if by keeping my eyes on you, I will succeed at any therapy they ask me to do, because you keep my heart beating. Wow, he is definitely a keeper, my grand prize in life. I see so much in him, he is my hero. He is so determined to get better, he refuses to give up. His faith has grown so much just in the past few weeks, he gives all the praise and glory to God. My prayer is that as God watches us go through this storm together, He will be happy with the way we handle it. We are holding onto the umbrella together, keeping our eyes on one another, focusing on each others strengths, and cheering each other on to victory. Of course, our eyes never leave our heavenly Father, from whom all of our precious blessings flow.

26 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Oh what a beautiful tale you told. So touching. Prayers and love sweet sister for you both!

Beth in NC said...

That is beautiful and so sweet. God bless him and restore his movement & strength.

Cheyenne said...

How sweet!!! There is no doubt in my heart that God will continue watching over you, even when those waves are thrashing! Love you!:)

Denise said...

The eyes of love.... what a beautiful thing to say.. Praying for you and praying that Eddie is getting better every day!

RCUBEs said...

Smiling here as I was reading your post. What a beautiful couple you are... solidly grounded in Christ's love. May the Lord bring healing to bro. Eddie's spine and affected extremities. God bless you both and I know that your courage to weather this life's storm is encouraging many others out here...including me. Take care sis.

sarah said...

your love for each other always inspires me.

godsown said...

Indeed Denise lovebug is definitely a keeper,your grand prize in life.
I learn so much of the stories you tell us...What it is all about in an relationship when "times get tough "
I can see God smiling at the two of you!

Blessingsto both of you.
Bernice

Sharon Brumfield said...

I thank our Father above for the strength He is placing in your hearts. And I thank Him for the hand that He is putting up holding the enemy back.
I pray that the bond between the two of you will continue to grow and that your story will bring great glory to our Father.
I am so glad God gave you to each other...keep loving one another.

Peggy said...

Ohhh Denise...this is so precious and heartfelt! I know He's watching over you both and that is so sweet how Lovebug watches you! I'm glad that you share in his therapy and are his motivation and so much more. WOW! We all knew that you had a keeper and does he! May Our LORD keep strengthening you both! This is a beautiful testimony and such a treasure that you share with us!

I love you! And you are such a sweet sister too! Blessings & prayers...believing with you!
Peggy

Caroline said...

You never cease to amaze. What love! Love for each other and love for our Lord. Our Lord must smile every single minute at you and Eddie.
Praying everyday for you both.

Jaime Kubik said...

Sounds like you have a blessed marriage. I am still praying for you and Eddie. I love it that you keep us posted on his wellbeing. God is with you.

Wendy said...

Awesome. Thanks for sharing this. I praise Him for giving you inner strength and shining His light out through you to motivate and help your husband, to be that helpmeet that he needs right now. Only by His power and strength can you keep on; may He strengthen you by His might in your "inner man". And Lord, do a miracle in Eddie's body; thank you for giving him strength to keep on working hard, and using Denise. Thank you, for her ability to praise you and give you glory in and through this. Thank you for his words of love to her. Continue to help them, Dear Lord.
Amen.
Blessings,
Wendy

Cathy said...

Oh, that is so sweet, Denise. Bless your hearts. I know God is well pleased with you two. I pray for His healing, provision and blessings. Love and Hugs ~

Donetta said...

The best fishermen are the ones who have weathered the storm out on the open sea.
The humility of the power of might is a learned thing that bell that can never be un rung.
Teaches great dependency and appreciation for the catch that nothing be wasted.
Blessed be the waves
loving you

Kim said...

Your sweet "Lovebug" is truly special and such a blessing to you, as it seems you are to him. You two truly are "one flesh". What a beautiful and joyous picture of Christ and His bride you present to each one of us.

Prayers are still going up, but I believe the blessings are coming down on those of us blessed to know you, either in real life or in "bloggy land."

Blessings, Kim

Alleluiabelle said...

Sweet Friend,

You both encourage me in our walk. I just love you sweet sister. Yes your lovebug definitely is a golden prize. My heart melted reading through this whole post.

May God touch you both deeply as you walk through this time together and may he heal your lovebug in all the areas that need healing in his body so that he will be made whole once again in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Love & Prayers,
Alleluiabelle

Pia said...

that is so sweet!!! simply beautiful, denise.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

What a sweet love story you both shared to each other, Denise. You inspired me so much. God bless you and your lovebug.

Alicia said...

Oh my, Denise. That is so beautiful!!!!!

Heather said...

how special you two are. it's beautiful.

MyJourneyBack said...

You Bless. You Encourage.
Have a great day,
Sherry

Karen said...

That is so precious. To love and be loved is what it's all about.

Debra Kaye said...

Oh my sweet sister...I remember the days of therapy for my brother and how it is such a victory session! How precious your lovebug keeps his eyes on you!

And how beautiful you both keep your eyes on the Lord!

I love you!

Marsha said...

Oh my sweet friend, your posts continue to reduce me to tears! This is just beautiful. I love you both.

Bernadine said...

How sweet! I just love your beautiful, positive attitude.
Continuing to pray for you and lovebug.

eph2810 said...

What a sweet reply from your beloved.
May God continue to give you strength to go through this valley of life together.