NINE / by Kate Brightbill

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

When I was a junior in college, in my spring semester, I had one foot out the door. I was ready to be done with school, I had six credits left to take after that semester, and I hoped it would be back home with familiar people, near all the places and food I so loved. 

Then I met Brian. I met him and we became friends. I wanted to be nowhere except where he was, which meant one more semester at school. A year later, we got engaged, then married nine years ago today. 

My husband has taught me so incredibly much these past nine years about living according to the verse above. He puts me above himself endlessly. He tells us that we do not need to keep records of wrongs done to us. When we feel let down by people, he teaches me that just means we need to show grace. He never lets me stay angry long, and he is always hopeful and perseveres when things are tough. I wouldn't ever want to go through the good or bad without him by my side. 

Marrying Brian was a beautiful decision... He is a rock. I don't write about him here all that much, but he is the one encouraging me in real life, and loving me, and caring about my heart, listening to me talk {and talk and talk...}, and loving me in spite of me and all my flaws. 

Happy Anniversary love! 


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