I cannot imagine a better life without Amanda. She has become more dear to me than I could have ever dreamed before I married her.
Passion and emotion might make a relationship burn bright for a moment then quickly fade – like gas to a flame.
But character is like two embers rubbing together slowly, building more and more heat – until the heat turns to flame and the flame consumes the two until they are one. My wife is a woman of character.
I was attracted to her character the moment I met her, and I was often distracted from it by a lack of passion. She was the best decision of my life that I almost did not make.
Yet, that character has rubbed against me so long now that I daily find myself consumed in the heat of our love. Never would I have dreamed I could find such a love when such a love used to only be a dream of my faith in God.
It was testing what God said that would make a marriage last that brought me to gamble against emotion – and focus on character in spite of it. Many times – the chemistry of emotions with others almost led me away from my Amanda.
And now – it seems so wild to me that I would ever dreamed to go any other direction. My gamble with God paid off – and I grew to realize it was never a gamble, if he really is God.
Amanda is a river of virtue that flows life to my passion to love her. There is no one beside her. There is none to compare to her. Every flaw she has is a treasure to me that makes her unique.
Truly, she is mine, and I am hers.
I cannot imagine a better life without Amanda.