Friday, January 27, 2012


It's one of those Fridays where I join Gypsy Mama in writing for five minutes straight. No editing, no previewing, no proof reading. Just writing.

Today's topic: Tender


Soon after my husband and I married, my Uncle, one of my most favorite people in the world, said, "He's one of the most gentle men I have ever known."

He was speaking about my husband.

My husband, the tender one.

He is also one of the kindest men I know. He would give his left arm to help a total stranger. He always wants to help and give where he can. Not because he wants to be a hero, but because that is just who he is.

He has always been sweet . . . tender with me. He really has no idea how to be mean.

I always knew him to be sweet and kind and gentle but I didn't know the extent to it until I witnessed him with our first born. He treated her and still does, as a delicate flower. All of the things he does with her and for her are purposeful and kind and tender.

I was blessed to be able to witness that tender spirit with Emmerson and Vivienne. How he loved them while they were with us. How he talked to them and told them stories. How he told them the things he would have done, as their father, for them. How he told them, with a soft, tender kiss, that he loved them, and always would.

He has no idea how to be mean or rough or harsh. Every motion, every word, every thought, is a tender one.




  1. A beautiful declaraton of love that moved me to tears!

  2. "But now thus says the LORD,
    he who created you, O Jacob,
    he who formed you, O Israel:
    “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
    I have called you by name, you are mine.
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
    and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
    when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
    and the flame shall not consume you.
    For I am the LORD your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
    I give Egypt as your ransom,
    Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
    Because you are precious in my eyes,
    and honored, and I love you,
    I give men in return for you,
    peoples in exchange for your life.
    Fear not, for I am with you;
    I will bring your offspring from the east,
    and from the west I will gather you.
    I will say to the north, Give up,
    and to the south, Do not withhold;
    bring my sons from afar
    and my daughters from the end of the earth,
    everyone who is called by my name,
    whom I created for my glory,
    whom I formed and made.”
    ~Isaiah 43:1-7

    These verses have often comforted my heart when I have been walking through tough, tough times, and I pray that they may comfort yours after a difficult day. May He quiet your heart with His love this evening as you are weary and hurting. He is holding two precious little girls in His ways are perfect.

    Thank you for your comment on my blog.

    "Nevertheless, I am continually with You;
    You hold my right hand.
    You guide me with Your counsel,
    and afterward You will receive me to glory.
    Whom have I in heaven but You?
    And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides You.
    My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
    Psalm 73:23-26



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