My wife came into the living room to interrupt my studies and caught me off guard, yet again. At random, she decided to throw on an old swimming suit, trounced around a bit, and asked me what I thought of the old one-piece. Now, I know where you probably think I’m going with this, but I’m not. She really wasn’t trying to turn me on or captivate my attention, but she was being silly. It was just so totally my wife that I had to laugh. She never ceases to throw me the proverbial curve. Then, also quite randomly, as I chuckled out loud to myself, I began to review reasons for why I appreciate her so. They simply raced across my mind: her intelligence, her laugh, her blue eyes, her perseverance, her organizational talents, her heart for her Lord. So many others… And they just came out of nowhere!
I know that my appreciation for her wouldn’t be this elevated if I hadn’t observed her diligence and strength through infertility these last few years. In so many ways, she’s carried us in these tough times and as we’ve come to the end of it all (not the infertility, but some of the worst pain), I can honestly say that I love her more than I even did before.