Posted on Monday, September 5, 2011
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
I’ve sat here for a while trying to figure out to write. I know I’m writing “my story”.
“Hello”, says my self-talk, “it’s YOUR *&^* story, how hard can it be to write about yourself?!?” Well, it’s hard because I’m only giving myself one day to write about my wife Amy as part of “My Story”.
Tears started…great…crying in Caribou! [PAUSE button engaged!]
Composed and now at home, let me tell you about my best friend, Amy.
Amy is adorable, beautiful, caring, determined, efficient, forgiving, generous, heart-felt, intentional, just and kind, loving, merciful, nutty, optimistic, patient, quality, resilient, sensitive, tough, understanding, [private], well-intentioned, [private again], youthful, and zany.
Amy’s often the first to come to mind in the morning and in my thoughts when I go to sleep.
We love to laugh. Laugh at ourselves. Laugh at life. My favorite family moments often involve laughter.
Epic tales of laughter started when we were dating, continued through our engagement, wedding and marriage.
These three pictures were from our wedding and reception. At the wedding rehearsal when Amy first appeared through the doors with her father the groomsmen and I were facing away. As Amy appeared we turned toward her. We were each wearing these glasses.
Laughter filled the church.
Laughter with can be healing. Laughing at can wound. “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing…Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” 1
Here are some suggestions for making laughter work for you:
Laugh your way through a good conversation.
Laugh at yourself.
Laugh while making chores more play-filled.
Laugh so hard your face hurts.
Laugh at an inside joke.
Laugh with friends.
Laugh with kids.
Laugh for absolutely no reason at all.
Laughter and love fill my life because God blessed me with a mate filled with laughter and love.
Wanna know my story? It’s a love story; a laughter-filled love story.
Thanks for reading.
1 - Proverbs 12:18; 16:24