He reads Me so well

When life makes my heart sore, I carry on as usual; the laundry gets done, dinner gets on the table, I work hard for my clients and put on my happy face.  But on the inside, I clam up like a wounded animal.

And the world goes round, and the hours pass by, and no one knows my ache.

No one but him.

The man who vowed to love me with his very last breath, he knows.  This one who looks at me as though I was still a bride, he knows.  This one who tells me that I make him happy, he knows.

So he gently pulls me in his arms and he won’t let me go.  He won’t let me say “no.” He holds on to me tight until my heart begins to open up a bit.

He tenderly pries it open with kind determination.

He doesn’t judge, nor does he dismiss the raw pain on the inside. He doesn’t even need words, this man who chose to give his life away for me.  His arms do all the talking.

His heart knows how to reach me.

After thirty-two years, he reads me so well.

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

#213 The Lord waking me up when my alarm malfunctioned

#212 Thirty two years of marriage

#211 A cute skirt bought at the thrift store

#210 my new ricotta cookies recipe

#209 my well functioning car 

Linking up with Denise in Bloom, To love, honor and vacuum, Graceful Summer, a Mama’s Story, Fridayfaves,What Joy is Mine, The Alabaster Jar, True Vine, Jumping Tandem and Homemaking Link



  1. Congratulations on 32 years of marriage.
    May you be blessed with many more and His faithfulness magnified always!

    Barbara, thank you for linking your post at Random Journal Day at Beneath The Surface: Breath of Faith but could you please mention and link Random Journal Day to the post that you are linking back.. I don’t see it, here. Thanks!


  2. Thank you for sharing such tender, sweet thoughts with us today. Happy Anniversary and God’s blessings upon you both for many more years together!


  3. Our husbands are much alike. I wouldn’t have survived if Dave had not been dropped into my life, my heart. [I was married before, and, believe me, it was the opposite.] It’s been 27 years with Dave. I’m blessed beyond belief…. and you and I are both blessed in ways we could hardly have imagined. What a blessing!


  4. So relate to being blessed with a long enduring marriage. In our culture that is broken in so many ways, the marriage that stays the course through the decades is truly something to celebrate! Glory to God!


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