In June, when the terrible auto accident occurred which badly injured my sweet wife, I chose to use this blog and my Twitter account as the means through which to post updates. The two days after the accident saw the amount of visitors to this blog increase from about 200 people a day to well over 3,000 a day. Emails poured in and people were communicating through their Facebook pages all the vital news about Amy’s injuries, surgeries and progress. I know this because, my friend Tom Hinson, who designed and maintains the TT blog, shot me an email and showed me a site traffic report to let me know how many people were staying informed of Amy’s challenges. Wow! Three thousand visitors to my little blog! Well, after a few weeks the updates on Amy were less frequent and I went back to writing devotional blogs and as a result of my dynamic, deeply impacting writing…the site traffic went from over 3,000 back down to around 200 per day.
I was so greatly encouraged this week to see Amy mending on the outside and inside. As I’ve resumed going into the office when I can she has had to face some days without me. Her precious Aunt Jeanette is a gift from God as she takes care of our household needs and helps Amy while I’m away. Our church family has, of course, been immensely helpful in supplying meals, a steady stream of cards in the mail and verbal support which has been vitamins to our spirits. Amy is getting out of the house for a couple of hours at a time in her wheelchair and we are sensing that “normal life” is around the corner. I’m writing today to say that, when she is happy and hopeful, it does me great good. I can function when my wife is hurting…but I can’t do it wholeheartedly. When she is sad, part of me is sad. If discouragement settles upon her, I don’t find myself carefree. When her joy and faith and confidence in her King is motivating her, I am a happy man. God has blessed me with a beautiful family and that precious lady is my queen.
Do you have someone in your life that owns a sizeable chunk of your heart? Here’s your chance to brag on them a little. It doesn’t have to be your spouse – in healthy marriages it should be understood that they own vital importance. It could be a parent, a child, a best friend, a mentor…the list is long. Take a moment and tell us who they are in the comment section below. Maybe they will read what you wrote and your words will place strong wind into their open sails.
Who is it that, when you think of him/her, your heart rejoices?
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