A long time ago there was a man. A man of quiet like tendencies, loving the land all the while, but a missing part there was within his life. He dreamed of taking a wife, a partner, a person to share with. Someone to help lessen that loneliness within.
He prayed for that someone.
Circumstances arose and come one day, after much waiting, he met a woman. A woman who was as opposite as one could be from him yet he intrigued he was. Simple gestures, simple words, his calm ways, all would overcome the heart of this woman. Her life filled with much more than simplicity, she became enamored by his presence with each passing day.
The hiccups in the relationship were present but their closeness grew after each time spent together. Guiding the path wasn’t really these two, the Father of all was in control. He took them down a path of questions, uncertainty, kindness, and pure sweetness.
A day came and the man received a handwritten letter in the mail. After a long day working, he sat down to read it. As he read this particular letter something came to him. Something that would change his life, her life, and the way they thought the world would go for them.
He felt a rush in his chest and a change in his feelings and the following came to him.
He loved her.
He truly was in love with this woman. Never feeling this before, he found himself happier than he could ever remember. No matter the things that cause strife, just knowing he loved her was enough.
As he shares this very personal reflection with her later, she finds herself full of glee! For she knows this admission was not an easy one for this gentleman. For many years she requests he tell the story over and over to her. So she can feel the delight and never forget the gift that was given to her by him.
The love of a simple man. The love of someone who brought calmness, clarity, simplicity, and God further into her life. The path they took had bumps and potholes and smoothness wrapped up with laughter and love. They desire to have years together, they have hope, and they find grace in each day.
Their story isn’t over. Still continuing, without knowing what lies ahead, only that their love endures forever.
Grace is a gift,