Hello Dear Friends!
I am celebrating a wonderful day today with the love of my life - Johnny Ray Williams. Our eyes first met my last year of college at Florida State University in January 1975. What a great way to start that year! I knew he was "the one" and I was right. We were married October 4th of that year. He told me there would never be a dull moment and he was right!
I recently made a list of things I appreciate about Johnny that I read every morning during prayer time. I thank God for the man of my dreams each day. So far there are 35 items on my list. Last week when he was very sick with a bad cold I decided it would be good medicine for him to share my "appreciation list" with him. He was thrilled. He had no idea how much I recognized his marvelous traits and qualities. He was walking on air for a few days afterward with a great big smile.
I encourage you all to make your own "appreciation list" for someone you love. It helps to keep you centered on the strength of your love during all times. Whether or not you share it is up to you. But I found it good to be good medicine for both of our souls.....no matter how old or new your love is.
The most important revelation about love that I can share is that love takes 101% of work from both people. The best of marriages is always a result of giving from the heart and understanding that your love is always a work in progress. But it is worth every ounce of blood, sweat and tears!
Here's to love....and to my favorite passage in the bible: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13