Friday, February 8, 2013

Why I Married Simone

Our pastor has been doing a series the last several weeks on "Before You Say, "I Do", and it really has been a huge reminder of how much I love J and cherish the commitment that we've made together. The other night, I asked him, "Why did you marry me?" and it got me thinking that it would be great to share his response with you all. I twisted his arm asked ever so sweetly, if he'd do a guest post and here's my main man, my sweetheart, J.
My beautiful wife has asked me to write a post on why I married her so let's see if I can flesh out what that "it" factor was which moved me to ask her to be my bride.

The first thing I noticed about Simone was her positive view on life. She is a dreamer and believes she can accomplish anything she puts her mind to do.  This trait lifts me up and gives me hope and encouragement in a world that can sometimes squash my dreams.

Simone is sophisticated and down to earth as well. I see this as a perfect mix. I love how she carries herself and her style.  It brings me great joy that we can have an intellectual conversation and then other times, we can just shoot the breeze.

I cherish how she loves me. I have never had someone have such a high opinion of me. She makes me want to become a better person because I don't want to let her down.  She looks at me with such admiration and love.  It warms me to my core.

Simone's love for God is a big reason I asked her to be my wife. I needed someone in my life that loved God as much as I did. I found that in Simone. I also found a person I could partner with in fulfilling my calling to minister, teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.

She makes the idea of the golden years seem golden and not gray. To think of how she sees life with such an artistic eye and view of innocence, I can't wait until we are totally free to spend our days together enjoying and exploring God's gift of creation.

Simone is a person of substance. She is best friend material and she is a fantastic lover in all aspects.  These were all qualities that I wanted in a wife. Simone scored a 100% in all areas.  That is what moved me to ask her to be my wife.

I promise I didn't pay him or even bribe him. :) I feel deeply about the marriage commitment. That said, I'm also going to do an upcoming post on Why I Married J".


Chatty Crone said...

That was so wonderful and so sweet. I am so glad you have each other.

Brian Miller said... the wonderful things you have to say about your is not often enough we share these things with them as we should....

Mari said...

What a wonderful post! I really liked how he said you see the best in him and he doesn't want to let you down. That's really good advice for all of us wives.
I see your positive view on life and your love for God too. You two are blessed to have each other.

Kevin Lane said...

Jeff and Simone what a blessing your love is to all those who come in proximity of it. The thing that leaps out for me Jeff is not compromising on finding someone who has God at the very center of their relationship as well. To me this serves as the greatest inspiration in your relationship and should remind all of us that it is God who truly holds all things together.

Colossians 1:17 (NIV)
“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

Stacy said...

What a blessing to read this tonight! Thank you so much for sharing, J. I can't wait to read Simone's story. :)

Relyn Lawson said...

This is absolutely precious. I am feeling so very blessed just to have read it.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow that was so nice and heartfelt.....lucky girl Simone! and totally deserve that kind of love and respect.

Shelly said...

What a beautiful, glorious tribute! It's a wonderful how the Lord brought you two together and both of you are wise enough to see the great things God put into you.

Thank you for sharing, and blessings to you both!

Julie said...

I have clearly been away from reading my blogging buddies posts for too long!

Congrats on your marriage, Simone!

And yes Jeff, you have an amazing wife!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wow, how beautiful his love is for you. You are definitely blessed to have him in your life.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Gosh Simone, You found a really good man :-) And you so deserve him!!!

Blessing to you both.
xo jj

Deidra said...

So sweet! "Sophisticated and down to earth..." I love that. It's how I think of you, too. Thanks to J for sharing this lovely tribute to you and to your marriage.

Veronica Lee said...

That was really sweet! So glad you two found each other!

Blessings to the both of you!!!

Anita said...

Nice to "meet you" J. I think Simone should let you guest post again and again. :)

Continued blessings to both of you and your children; that you will always hold on to the passion and the dreams.

Grandma Becky said...

I love both of your posts and why you love each other. It's a good idea to stop and ponder the important things in yoir marriage.
I commented om Rona's blog and saw you commented as well. So I popped over for a visit. Yes, we will do lunch and I know a nice tea room if you like that. In May cuz April is busy getting ready for trip to Nicaragua. Seriously, I've not forgotten about you. Have a blessed Easter.

Annesphamily said...

Oh goodness, that was so beautiful! Marriage and commitment is such a balance between two people. You two seem to have that balance! What a lovely post. Blessings to both of you! Anne


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