This year we bought a house. Another unexpected Yes.
'Father, give us time.' Yes!
'Father, we need somewhere to live.' Yes!
We are told that God is the Father who loves to give good gifts to His children. We see the sparkling, majestic goodness of God in the 'Yes's of the last five years. And we also see His goodness, His quiet, persistent, day-by-day kind of goodness, in the 'No's.
I am so grateful to be living my life next to David. I am often astonished by how far his love goes and how tender that love is. I see his love in the glass of juice he brings me every morning without fail, in the tireless way he works to provide for me, in all the oxygen canister carrying that he does. I see his love in the frequent words 'tell me what I can do for you', in the exchanging of fun, exciting days out for yet another quiet day with TV and books because it's all I can do, in the hand that holds mine when things are just too hard for words. It's there in a thousand different ways. I know that his love makes no sense in the world's eyes - why he would choose to love someone so small and so broken - and through him, I live the story of the Gospel every day.
I love you, David.