8.12.2013

true love.

it's been awhile since i've blogged about marriage.  not sure why. guess i've been in baby la-la land.  my wonderful husband sent me this song today.  at first it absolutely cracked me up. then it made me swoon even harder.  because, really. it is SO us! some of the language in the lyrics is questionable... so i'll leave those parts out ;) but here are the lyrics:

Sometimes I hate every single stupid word you say
Sometimes I wanna slap you in your whole face
There's no one quite like you
You push all my buttons down
I know life would suck without you
At the same time, I wanna hug you
I wanna wrap my hands around your neck
You're an a****** but I love you
And you make me so mad I ask myself
Why I'm still here, or where could I go
You're the only love I've ever known
But I hate you, I really hate you,
So much, I think it must be
True love, true love
It must be true love
And you make me so mad I ask myself
Why I'm still here, or where could I go
You're the only love I've ever known
But I hate you, I really hate you,
So much, I think it must be
True love, true love
It must be true love
Nothing else can break my heart like
True love, true love,
It must be true love
And no one else can break my heart like you
(I love you, I think it must be love, I love you)
Why do you rub me up the wrong way?
Why do you say the things that you say?
Sometimes I wonder how we ever came to be
But without you I'm incomplete
I think it must be
True love, true love
It must be true love
Nothing else can break my heart like
True love, true love,
It must be true love
And no one else can break my heart like you (like you)
No one else can break my heart like you (like you)
No one else can break my heart like you

This song leaves us both laughing and shaking our heads.  But married folk... isn't it so true.  Sometimes you want to kill each other, but at the same time you've never loved them more.  I often wonder how this is even possible.  Don't get me wrong, my husband is my absolute... ABSOLUTE!!!! favorite person on this earth.  ever.  EVER.  I pretty much worship the ground he walks on.  but there are times, and those close to us have heard me say it I'm sure, I wanna punch him in the head!!! Would I ever really do it? No. no way! but that's how he get's under my skin.  & don't let me fool you.  This is a two way street.  When he's not getting under my skin, I'm getting under his.  This is where loving with a standard of grace comes in.  Yep. Grace.

Grace: unmerited favor.
Grace: special favor
Grace: temporary exemption
Grace: a virtue coming from God
Grace: mercy.

{the love and mercy given to us by God, because He desires us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it}

When I look at this... truth... Rob and I are human.  We live out our flesh often.  The lyrics in the song above reflect such a relationship.  On the other hand, I'm thankful for our realness. I am thankful that we can look at one another and say "you're bugging me" or "i need space" or even extreme (& please understand I'm joking when I say this to him because it never fails to make us both laugh) "i'm gonna punch you in the head".  But more than our realness or our transparency with one another, I'm thankful that God has shown us His grace and in turn has shown us HOW to love with Grace... how to love one another despite our flesh. despite our annoyances, and despite our moodiness.

Everyone's "real" looks different.  But I challenge you to become real with your spouse! Sure, sometimes Rob and I might be too real with one another... but do we ever regret that? no.  We never have to wonder where the other stands.  There's no mere politeness for politeness sake.  We are one in our marriage... why not act like it?!


& since i haven't added to it in awhile....

my never ending list continued:

79.  he sends me songs.  like the one above ♥
80. he took care of me and took care of me well when i was sick last week.  he's gonna be such a great dad!!!
81. he took me to sushi AND outback this past weekend... just because those were my cravings! did i mention he takes care of me?!
82. he's so darn cute! have you seen him?! gosh I love this man!!!



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