Friday, April 5, 2013

Five Minute Friday-After

You were the one standing there, after I became a cutter when my momma died. You were the one standing there, after I lost all of my hair. You were the one standing there, when I weighed 258 pounds, and after I became anorexic, and weighed 98 pounds. You were the one standing there, after I fell to the floor in a diabetic seizure. You were the one standing there, after 16 years of trying to be parents, and finally realizing, our dream was never going to become a reality. You were the one standing there, after I had my stroke, and I could not stand, or walk. You were the one standing there, by my bed, day after day, for 11 days in intensive care, holding tightly to my hand. You were the one standing there, day after day for 11 days, encouraging me, as I learned to walk again in the rehab hospital. Yes, Eddie, after 28 years of marriage, you are still the one, the only one.

27 comments:

Richelle @ Our Wright-ing Pad said...

thank you for sharing your love story... thankful you've had someone to stand with you in all of those afters.

blessings!

Pia said...

Denise, i pray that you be blessed in all aspects of life. You are very important to me and i care. May your marriage be blessed beyond your imagination. May your health be restored that even doctors and people around you will be amazed. I love you, my dear precious friend. (((hugs)))

God is able!

Michell Pulliam said...

What a "one" to have! You've been truly blessed my friend to have a man who loves you unconditionally! Happy Anniversary to you!! Thanks for dropping by and linking up!

Ma said...

That was very beautiful.

Missindeedy said...

Denise - I am blessed to have read this. To realize such an earthly love, is a gift!

Mia De Vries said...

Dear Denise
This is the most beautiful declaration of love that I have heard in a long time. Thank you. I am also been married for 28 years!! Thank you for all your visits to my place and your good wishes.
Much love XX
Mia

Simocha said...

Wow! That is deep and sorrowful, yet always rejoicing. Thanks for sharing this great example of how God is faithful and true and how your husband was really Christ {loving like Christ} to you.

Esther Lee said...

This is absolutely sweet. There are godly marriages in this world :)
Thank you for sharing.

Linda Stoll said...

oh what a beautiful tribute to a life-long partnership ... and yes, it's during those crisis seasons that we realize who supports us most ...

congrats on your anniversary!

Jennifer Peterson said...

So sweet Denise, and Happy Anniversary!!

David C Brown said...

"Fellow-heirs of the grace of life"; sound like you needed your prayers not to be hindered.

Our Stories God's Glory said...

Oh my...what a beautiful love story. Congratulations on all those years. And God bless you for many more!

todayiprayed said...

Reading this just after (get it, "after") I posted my morning realization today. You know that you love your hubby, but some days you just get it. They are there after the mess that life has and you just couldn't imagine them not being in your life. Fabulous post. God bless you and Eddie for standing strong in the storms!

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

What a wonderful tribute to your husband! Lisa :O)

LOLITA said...

Happy Anniversay, to you and hubby, Denise!

I pray that God will bless you with more to come spent in love and respect and may you be bound by His love all through.

I am so happy that you have Eddie by you side, holding each other in every stage of marriage.

God bless you. What a trbute to hubby.

Amy said...

What a sweet picture of the real happily ever after. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Amanda said...

Wow, Denise. What an amazing testimony you have! And it sounds like an amazing husband too!

Bethe77 said...

Praise the Lord God gave you that special someone to always stand beside you. You need to write a book on your life and the testimony of Gods love for you and all He's done for you. Love reading your blog. Blessings

Wanda said...

Such a lovely tribute Denise.

Saleslady371 said...

Happy anniversary, Denise & Eddie. I ask God to bless you in every way and hope you are kicking up your heels celebrating!

Big hugs,
Mary

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Hope y'all have a great anniversary Denise!
hugs,
Dorothy and Wilma

mrsbrownkiwi said...

Wow wow - you've walked a few hard miles - but you've walked together. How wonderful.
Happy Anniversary!! May you be richly blessed!

Karen said...

Jesus is closer to us than our breath!!

LeAnn said...

What a wonderful companion you have there. This was an inspiring post.
Blessings and hugs!

joy said...

Beautiful, sweet and touching.

Pam Williams said...

What a beautiful tribute, Denise!

Denise said...

Beautiful!The lord was standing there too,but I know you know that.Denise