Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Relationships -- Take 'Em or Leave 'Em?

Ah, relationships. By many I am blessed and by some I am absolutely confounded. By some, it is both.

I'm blessed by my relationship with God. Blessed by His love, saving grace, and just by . . . Him! Though I'm confounded by it at times, too. I mean, how does the holy, omnipotent, omniscient Creator of the universe have the time for me? Why does He desire to spend time with me when I muck so many things up? And there are so many things He provides as well. It's mind-blowing, really. And life-altering.

I am blessed by my relationship with my husband. We've been married almost 13 years, have known each other for almost 15 and I know there are still things I don't know about him. This could be mainly because of one of two things: a) He doesn't tell me and b) I don't ask. Ha, ha! But seriously -- he's a treasure. I know I'm not always the best as a wife. Shoot, neither one of us is perfect, but I am amazed and what a good fit we are as a couple.

My familial relations bless/confound me (biological and marital). 'Nuff said there, I think.

Friendships are another tricky thing. There are people you think (either accurately or through some form of denial) you are 'in good standing with' only to find out you're not. Or those you think of as casual acquaintances only to discover in a crunch there's a stronger bond there. Then there are the friendships which have withstood ebbs and flows, fights, periods of silence and what-not and have been full of blessings received and given. What a treat!

No man is an island,
This I know to be true.
For God by His hand
Has given a precious gift through you.

1 comment:

Annabear said...

I've been thinking similar thoughts about relationships lately. They're definitely interesting! I like thinking that everyone comes into our lives for a reason and that someday God will fill us in on all of those reasons.