Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Robin's birthday

It's my hubby's birthday today. Funny that sometimes it takes a special day to prod us into taking stock of our blessings. Like birthdays. Christmas. And the Americans have Thanksgiving. I think it would be awesome if the WHOLE world celebrated Thanksgiving. A special day just to celebrate the things we are grateful for. Today would be Thanksgiving for me. I am blessed beyond measure to have Robin as MY hubby. Me. Somehow I landed this amazing man. He is everything and more than I could ever have wished for.
I remember so clearly when we arrived home after our honeymoon all those many moons ago. I suddenly realized - Hey! I'm somebody's wife! and did what any new wife would do. I panicked. What did I know about being a wife? I remember bursting into big blubbing heaving sobs. Of course Robin responded like any new hubby would do. He dropped our luggage in his tracks, rushed up to me, wide-eyed, grabbed me by the shoulders and screeched "WHAT HAPPENED?" all the while looking left and right for any would-be weapon wielding intruder! haha. When the sobs subsided and Robin was convinced nobody was threatening me bodily harm, I whimpered "I don't know... sniff... how to be a wife!" I wish you could have seen the look on his face. Immediately the smile lines reappeared around his eyes, and though he gallantly attempted to keep the smirk off his face, it was there, lurking at the corners of his mouth as he said gently, "But Char, I didn't want to marry a wife... I wanted to marry you!"
Looking back over the years I can see why God chose him for me. Besides the obvious. I mean, who could resist that drop-dead sexy exterior? It's the interior that got me. That naughty contageous chuckle. The way every kid we've ever met knows his name and loves to be near him. I love that he loves Jesus. He is always motivated. He stands on principal. He loves travelling. You can always expect sincerity from him, because it's his most natural reaction to every question. He is a fantastic friend. He's also my hubby. And for that reason, I am the most blessestest person on Planet Earth. And I'm happy to be the helper God created specifically with Robin in mind, and suitable for him.

The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." Genesis 2 v 18 NIV

How awesome is this God we serve? I stand in awe of Him daily. He meets our need more appropriately than we could ever anticipate. He knows the end from the beginning, and I am certain that if we were given the opportunity at the end of this world, to look back and choose for ourselves - we would choose no other path than the one He chose for us. One that is designed to bring us to places where we have the choice yet again to worship Him, or to walk away from Him. Today it's the easiest thing in the world to choose Him.