So I'm sure most of my friends are tired of me ranting and raving about this new book I'm reading and harassing them to get it IMMEDIATELY (you know who you are...if you haven't gotten it don't be surprised if the UPS man pops up with a "package" from Amazon). But yesterday I read this excerpt from the book that they quoted from T.D. Jakes and was just about in tears! Enjoy!
"If you are looking for someone to be your everything, don't look around, look up! God is the only One who can be everything. By expecting perfection from flesh, you ask more out of someone else than what you can provide yourself. To be married is to have a partner: someone who is not always there or always on target or always anything! On the other hand, should you ever get in trouble and you don't know who to look to for help, you can count on your partner! It is to have someone to curl up against when the world seems cold and life uncertain. It is having someone who is as concerned as you are when your children are ill. It is having a hand that keeps checking your forehead when you aren't well. To be married is to have some one's shoulder to cry on as they lower your parent's body into the ground. It is wrapping wrinkled knees in warm blankets and giggling without teeth! To the person you marry you are saying, "When my time comes to leave this world and the chill of eternity blows away my birthdays and my future stands still in the night; it's your face I want to kiss good-bye. It is your hand I want to squeeze as I slip from time into eternity. As the curtain closes on all I have attempted to do and be; I want to look into your eyes and see that I mattered. Not what I looked like. Not what I did or how much money I made. Not even how talented I was. I want to look into the teary eyes of someone who loved me and see; I mattered."
AHHHHH! I'm just getting chills as I read it again. So beautiful. Make it a great day!