A year ago today I married a “Why Not?” person and I didn’t even know it. I knew Sarah pretty well and loved so much about her on that day (and today of course!)
But one thing I didn’t know is that she is a “Why Not?” person. I suppose I should have known, she hasn’t changed so much in a year. I guess just being around her and engaging life together has revealed it.
This aspect of Sarah is something that I have grown to value as much as any other quality she possesses.
You see, I am a “Why?” person.. Which means I want to understand before doing. A “Why Not?” person is the opposite, they often DO to understand. They are your classic action oriented individuals but the reason I call her a “Why Not?” person is because the muscle it forces me to exercise.
The vision muscle. Why not us? Why not now?
One of my gifts is the ability to see the big picture quickly. The big, current, picture. This has its value of course. You want someone like me on your team. However, I have a serious limitation. That of a limited perspective. Its why ships used to have a crow’s nest, the guy up there could see beyond the horizon. Sarah sees beyond the horizon. And that is where she casts vision. Where she dreams. And now, it’s where we dream.
At first this frustrated me because I wanted her to see the big picture NOW, but lately I have grown to love it. This is the beauty of marriage. The beauty of the one-ness of marriage. Its like having a whole new brain (which as a thinker, I really enjoy).
One year is nothing other than a measurement of time but the milestone is worth celebrating because the Lord has blessed us so much. So often He exhorts His people to look back and remember all He has done and look forward to all He is going to do. Today we are going to do that!
Time to enjoy this day with my Bride!