Every once in a while I get completely overwhelmed with the people that God has chosen to put into my life. Does that ever happen to you? It happened for me tonight.
I haven’t talked much about my boyfriend Chris on this blog. We were coworkers first before we were dating, and many of our mutual coworkers read this blog, so it’s always felt a little weird to get all mushy about him here. But I feel like it’s long overdue. After tonight, I couldn’t NOT write about him. (Coworkers, consider yourself warned.)
I’ll try to keep the mush factor to a minimum in this post, but you guys, he is seriously unbelievable. I am in awe that God has decided that we’re right for each other. I don’t deserve him. Here’s an example …
Tonight, I was having one “those” nights. Nothing major happened, but for some reason I was in a funk. I felt burdened by life, annoyed at the world, frustrated with my dog, crampy, tired, and irritable. I know I was not pleasant company. On top of all that, tonight is Monday, which means we had dance class (a.k.a. our weekly fight.)
There were so many reasons for Chris to get frustrated with me. But you know what? He didn’t.
He didn’t say “I told you so” when my dog ignored me, even though he HAS told me many times exactly how to train her. He didn’t get impatient with me when I messed up the dance steps. Over and over again. He didn’t try to pull me out of my funk or fix anything – he was just there with me while I was in it. He allowed me to be grouchy without allowing it to affect him. He listened to me and hugged me and encouraged me and told me I was lovely.
This man was a perfect reflection of Christ to me tonight. And do you want to know the most amazing part? He is like that a lot. Even in those times when he gets stressed or angry or frustrated, he somehow manages to keep God in focus. I’ve never met anyone who is able to do that like he does.
There’s so much more I want to say about him, but I’ll save that for another post. Suffice it to say I feel incredibly lucky – no, incredibly blessed – that he thinks I’m worth loving.
I’m honored that he’s chosen me.