Friday, January 02, 2009

The Greatest of These

Well, we are buying a house in Texas!  Yikes, this is very exciting! As part of the incentive to entice us to buy, the sellers said that they would install granite countertops in the kitchen. So my mom and sister went to the house today while it was undergoing inspection to look at granite samples in the kitchen. They were taking photos and texting them to my e-mail, as Hubs and I were sizing up the choices.  It was all very much a group effort, and I'm so thankful to have a mom and sis who were willing to drive 45 minutes to be there for us in our absence, now that we're back in California.

A couple of hours later, Hubs and I were eating lunch together, and somehow we began reminiscing about our engagement, and the day we went to look at engagement rings. I was telling him how wonderful it was for me, as a woman, to have my beloved want to buy such a beautiful gift for me, simply because he wanted to give me a beautiful gift. It made me feel lovely and treasured.

Then suddenly, I began to cry, big sobbing tears. Something about our conversation tapped into a well of emotion that was lying just beneath the surface, and scratching the surface released a geyser of feeling. It is one thing to be loved by someone when you are feeling lovely, and it is quite another to be so loved during your most unlovely moments. Sitting across the table from me was my husband, a man who has now known me in my loveliest and most unlovely of moments, and his love for me has been steadfast.

In the midst of reflecting on my engagement ring and making "first world" decisions about granite countertops, I was reminded that none of that really matters, and it certainly pales in comparison to one of my life's biggest and most enduring treasures: the unconditional love of Hubs.

10 comments:

Jennifer Disney said...

OK now I just about cried! How exciting, though. Can't wait to talk with you.

Cherry said...

I second Jennifer's comment. That totally made my eyes feel all teary!

I'm so very excited for your move to Texas, plus buying a HOUSE! yay! I know Hubs has gone through that before, but how are you holding up with that excitement? I'm sure having your steadfast love by your side helps out.

Laura said...

SO very true! I hope you'll be closer to your family, sounds very exciting!

C said...

Ohhhhhhhh! What a wonderful post, Starshine!

Sorry I have been away from the blogworld lately, but you are in my thoughts. Hope to do some catching up soon! Happy New Year to a truly wonderful person! XOXO

Kevin and Ginny Moore said...

That's sweet! Good perspective. Congratulations on buying a house, how exciting!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

What a lovely post, and keeping your mind on how important the treasure of your marriage is is wonderful.

Autumn's Mom said...

I know the feeling. And it's emotional and wonderful at the same time. I'm so excited for you and Hubs! Your first house! I can't wait to see pictures :)

Can't wait to see you!!! xoxo

Mrs. G. said...

You and hubs need to come through Seattle on your way to Texas so I can make you dinner. I love you guys.

Starshine said...

Oh, Mrs. G, if only Seattle were on the way to Houston! There's nothing we would love more than to stop and have dinner with the G family! We love you, too!

C said...

Starshine, just saw your comment on my blog :) We must be online at the same time!!!

Little One now weighs 5 lbs, 3 oz!!! Hard to believe she was only 2 lbs, 3 oz at birth. When I look at how small she was in the photos of when she was newly born, it makes me cry. She truly is a miracle to be born so soon and still be so perfect. Okay...I'm going to cry again! LOL!

Thinking of you often and hope to get back into the blog world again soon! XOX