(I started this post several weeks ago, because the way Daddy looked at us struck me so. I didn't publish it then, but today is our 16th anniversary. I am grateful to have had 16 years of marriage to a man who loves me so much so I thought today would be a great day to share this post.)
Jillian and I slipped into the back of the auditorium last Friday as Em's awards ceremony was going on. I sat there in the farthest back seat holding Jillian in my lap and trying my best to keep her occupied. Daddy was sitting about half way up on the right side and he didn't notice us come in. I was watching him, watching with pride, as Em was called up to get her year's worth of acknowledgments. I could see the look in his eye-the intense love that he has for us all. It's there-right there-in his eyes each time he looks at at one of his girls.
Then he glanced back and caught sight of this momma with our smallest treasure and I saw it again-clear as day. Words to describe the way my man loves us don't come easy to this momma. I have to tell you though as I saw him look deeply into Jillian and smile..it nearly took my breath away.
The love of their father is such a picture of Christ's love to my girls and me. It is something that I never forget to give thanks for because I know from experience that the absence of a father is something that so many young girls have to bare in their hearts. We are blessed to have Him. Blessed to know the presence of a Godly man in our home whose leadership, love, and service is a picture of Christ to us!
I pray that our marriage continues to be one that flourishes, radiates Christ to all those around us, and deepens as we grow old together.
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