Love and blessings

This is Jonathan writing.  Becky left it signed in so I thought I would write a little while she is sleeping and I am having trouble sleeping.  Life has been hard in a lot of ways for us this past year and a half.  However, we have been so blessed and our love has grown so much stronger.  Life has thrown us some curveballs and our young marriage has only grown stronger.  Caden is such a blessing and a joy to have.  And, we are waiting with delight for that little one growing in Becky’s belly.  A couple of weeks ago we heard the heartbeat for the first time.  What an amazing thing to know that not too long ago we heard Caden’s heartbeat and now he is running around.

I wanted to tell everyone who reads this blog how much I love my wife.  She is an amazing woman of God and her faith is an encouragement to me.  She has persevered through some tough times and continues to pursue the Lord with all her heart.  I pray that I can be a husband who cherishes Becky and the times we have together.  As I look around, I see so many people struggling in their marriages.  Becky and I have been married a little over 4 years and every day we grow closer together in some way.  I want to love Becky more in 50 years than I do right now.  The Lord, as He grows me, will show me ways in which I can improve and ways in which I am selfish.

These last several months have been hard.  We have cried alot but we have also laughed alot.  I could not have made it through all that has gone on without Becky by my side.  She is my best friend, my partner, and my ‘other half.’  I don’t mean that in the cheesy way it is sometimes used.  I mean that in a very real and tangible way.  My down days she has picked me up.  When my eyes have been focused on the wrong things, the Lord has used Becky to point them in the right direction.  I love you sweetie!

And Caden has brought so much laughter and joy to our home.  He is such a happy kid.  Smiling, talking a lot, and doing what boys do.  Toys are tossed to the floor, toys are over-turned in an attempt to see how they work, and so many other ways Caden is exploring the world.  Everything he picks up can become a ball to throw or an object to bang on something.  I love having a boy!  Why?  Because his sense of adventure and exploration is natural.  And through all of that he listens well.  He is understanding no more and more and not touching things we have told him not to.  What a pleasure it is to have children.

I just wanted to write from my perspective and let some of what I am thinking out.  We are definitely on an adventure and it is quite a ride.  I am such a different person than I was just 1 year ago and can’t wait to see how the Lord grows me and my family in this next year.

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