The Engineer has such a gift.
I remember our first home we bought. It was an older home that was built in the 1970's and it was in need of some updating. I focused on all that needed repaired, changed, and modernized. The Engineer jumped in excited to make it our home. He could see beyond the outdated colors, the piles of junk in the pasture, and the hideous wall paper in the kitchen.
People are like that. They either focus on all that needs done to make it better. Or they can see something in the state of completeness and beauty, through the eyes of love and grace.
Over 16 years ago the Engineer saw something I didn't. He saw me. A me that I am still learning and growing to see. I believe he didn't see me through his human eyes, because if he did he wouldn't have drug me up to the top of that mountain in Southern Oregon and asked me to marry him.
Love has a way of filtering.
Not lust, not passion, not sex, not impulse.
Love cleans things up. Love purifies. Love brings all into balance.
I don't believe the Engineer took a risk on me I believe he chose love.
I believe we can celebrate marriage today because of love.
He is the one human on this earth that believes in me like no other. And because he does I am allowed to grow and learn to believe in myself each day.
Isn't that what marriage should be?
So why do we put requirements and restrictions on it?
Why is there pressure?
Why do we complicate it beyond love?
God knew what He was doing when He united us in a small church 15 years ago.
God had faith that the Engineer would allow Him to work grace, and patience through him.
I am so grateful.
Grateful for Love.