Jimmy McNeal

 
 

Jan 07, 2015

2 Years In!

Today I'm thankful. Thankful to be married to my best friend and my bride. You see, 2 years ago today I asked my Staci if I could date her with the intent to marry her. My grandparents would call that "courting". After two years of dating there are still some days I that I'm amazed at the fact that I'm married. And not just married to anyone, but married to a woman God intended for me to pray for. Staci is an answered prayer.

I spoke with a friend of mine today that told me he prayed for his friends wife for 10 years. He not only prayed that he would find her, but actually prayed for specific things about her. A I listened I was reminded of a few specific prayer request that I had prayed since I was about 13 years old. I prayed that my wife would love me for more than my musical abilities, but that she would truly love me for me. I prayed that we would become friends first making it easier for us to become best friends in dating. I even prayed that she might be a little "country". I even selfishly prayed that she would be an athlete sui that we could gave athletic kids. I'm not sure if Jackson will be am all star athlete, but he sure does have potential in a name like Jackson Jett. All kidding aside. I feel more blessed today than I ever have, to not only be married to my best friend; but I'm married to a God fearing woman who encourages me like no other. She speaks her mind, but does it with love. She continues to make me feel like a much better man than I am to be respected the way she respects me. She's the mother of my only son, and the best mom he could ever have. She's the only woman I've ever loved like this. My bride calls out my sin and has made me look more like Jesus the past 2 years, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Today I'm thankful, thankful to be married to a woman such as she. And for the men reading this and you know it's been a while since you've told your wife how much you care about her. I encourage you to take a minute and write her a love note or letter...do not text her a message...actually write it out with your own hands and give it to her. She'd truly appreciate that and feel loved.

Happy 2 year dating anniversary to my bride!

Nothin' but love,
Jimmy

 


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