Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Phillipians 4:6
Almost 30 years ago, after getting out of an abusive relationship and later dating guys with only one thing in mind, I got on my knees in my apartment and prayed.  I asked the Lord to send me someone HE wanted me to date or to remove the desire to date at all and please stop having guys ask me out.  This happened after one particularly disastrous date.  I. WAS. FINISHED. unless He had someone out there for me.  I presented my request to God.
The next day at work, a guy I had casually spoken to and chatted with on a few occasions, asked for my phone number.  He seemed OK, but nothing special.  He called me the next day.  We had dinner the next weekend.  On Saturday, May 7 we will celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. 
I love you, John.  Thank you for being a great husband and father.
Lord, thank you for the gift of my husband.  For the times he has encouraged me, stood by me, held my hand and my heart…for the times he let me vent, then accepted my apology.  For the way he truly forgives and forgets.  He is an incredible blessing in my life, Lord.  Thank you for this gift.
We’ll be away for a couple of days…I’ll be back on Monday.  Have a good weekend.


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