What Makes Me Smile, part XIV

Those blue eyes!

When I see those blue eyes, I get all mushy inside.  I get all sentimental. Feelings well up in me, sometimes overwhelming me to the point of tears.

When this man is happy and content, those blue eyes are crystal clear. It’s as if I’m looking to the bottom of a tropical sea.

 I can see into his soul and know that he is sincere.

Like the day we married.

In the weeks and days leading up to the day of our wedding, I began doubting my promise of matrimony. As the day drew closer, the doubt grew stronger. Having been married before and going through a turmultous marriage and bitter divorce, I was aprehensive to jump back into a permanent relationship.

I was fearful of being hurt yet again. And fearful that I didn’t have it in me to give it my all, fearful I would let him down.

I never spoke of this to anyone as I planned and prepared.

The wedding was a 3:30 in the afternoon. I had all day to change my mind and walk away. All day to question, why was I so fearful of committing myself to this man for the rest of my life?

After all, it wasn’t me who caused the demise of the first marriage. That is another story, I’m not gonna go into. But you get what I’m trying to say.

Our wedding was a relaxed country wedding, outdoors, on the farm. He along with the Preacher and his Father (the best man) were waiting as I walked, along with the music, to take my place beside him.

When I walked up to him and saw how clear those blue eyes were, something deep inside me, told me I had made the right decision.

Now, everytime I see those crystal clear blue eyes, it takes me back to that day.

Back to a time when I was so full of doubt and fear.

Back to the day when everything I was unsure about, became concrete and permanent.

All because of those crystal clear blue eyes.

And if that wasn’t enough reassurance for me…

The day we came home from our honeymoon. There was a double rainbow across our pasture, just outside our back door. It was the first double rainbow I had ever seen.

Again, reassurance from God that everything will be okay!

This is why those blue eyes make me smile.

I know, I know! Those pictures don’t look like he has blue eyes. But trust me, they ARE BLUE!

How about you?

What’s making you smile this week?

5 comments on “What Makes Me Smile, part XIV

  1. I guess this post is making me smile. I love the double rainbow over the pasture. If only I had a pasture!

    I love where I live. I would like a little more space, but I am content. But blog-reading makes me long for more space. Way more than I ever did before.

    I love that you found happiness the second time. So did I.

  2. This post made me smile! I love your words of joy and the reminder of why I too walked down that aisle almost 44 years ago. God is so good, all the time. blessings, marlene

  3. Wonderful tribute to your husband. I love it when I hear a story of a good man. What makes me smile this week is my grandchildren. I see so many reminders of various people when I look into those little faces. An expression, an eye color. Wow family traits can tug and pull at your heart.

  4. Becky-so sweet and romantic!! I’m so glad you’ve got the Captain-and I know he’s glad he’s got you!!

    This week a precious baby is making me smile.

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