I had lunch with my friend Sam today and he asked me an interesting question. A question that I hadn’t really thought about in a while.
"Dan, how do you and Nina stay so committed to each other?"
I thought to myself for a second and replied,
"When you walk through the fire together with someone, a different bond is formed. I have Simon, Isaac, Mike, a few of my best friends. I love them all equally to death and I share something special with every single one of them. But with Nina, the bond is something else."
It wasn’t until after I answered the question that I realized my heart had been with no other girl besides Nina for the past 2 years.
It’s been 2 years learning to explore her beautiful heart and understand her intricate mind.
Our relationship is coming on 9 months now and while that really isn’t that long, I feel like I’ve learned things that people don’t learn until they’re old and gray.
And so as I sit here and type this up, I give thanks.
I am thankful for the long nights of tears and anguish,
I am thankful for the scars.
I am thankful for the difficulty.
Because while there is pain in the night, no matter how long that night may be, there is joy in the morning. I believe.
And while the suffering has tossed our relationship into the fire, it’s always made its way back out, refined and stronger.
Let Your love be reflected in both of our actions, our words, and our thoughts.
Bring us back to the blood-stained cross daily.
Be near to the both of us, and continue to lead us through this desert.