1 Corinthians 13 states; “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
I believe the Bible is God’s word. It is God breathed, God inspired, His Living word to believers. 1 Corinthians 13 truly inspires me to be a better person because God has given me a love that not many people can have. This love has grown for a long time. It’s seen happy times, heart breaking times, birth, death, health & sickness. It has stood the test of time and if you would have told me 27 years ago it is was so I would have said “You are crazy! There is NO WAY that is possible, me & Tal Poss?!?”
On December 1, 1990 I walked arm in arm with my dad down an aisle to the same alter he married my mom. There was one exception, I was walking to marry the man of my dreams. I was madly, deeply in love with my best friend and I didn’t think it could get any better. Little did I know that over the course of the next twenty six years we would grow stronger as a team and deeper in love.
God has blessed us with two beautiful children that couldn’t be a better combination of the two of us. Kathryn has Tal’s coloring, legs, feet and nose. She has my high cheekbones, thin lips, mannerisms and sassiness. Yes, Bethany Beggs that’s where she gets it, she just has more of it than I did! She has my quick wit and Tal’s unfiltered mouth (Heaven help her). Adam has my coloring, butt, feet and eyes. He has Tal’s lips, eyebrows, long legs and height. He also has my quick wit but it’s accompanied by Tal’s sense of humor and delivery on the punch lines which makes him hysterically funny but, he is quiet so you have to really be listening! He is my compassionate kid. Between the two of them we did a good job, it’s still a work in progress but we did good!
We have a home -not a house. Our home is our refuge, we find comfort and strength in it and each other. At the end of the day there is no place I would rather be than right here in our home together. I don’t have to travel the world or live the high life as long as I have us. Our home is lived in, comfortable and simple – just like I would describe us.
I am proud to be Tal’s wife, nothing gives me greater pleasure than to cook a meal for him and sit down with our family and then he tell me “You did good on supper”. He makes my heart flutter now like he did 26 years ago when he walks in he door. He may aggravate me at times but I wouldn’t trade him for the world. Our vows in sickness and in health he has kept. I don’t know how he has handled everything that has been thrown at us lately but he has. He has cared for me (the caregiver) better than I could have ever dreamed. He has always provided for us, protected us but most of all loved us – unconditionally. He would lay down his life for mine if I would let him. We have made plans to grow old together. I plan on sticking to those plans. Myasthenia Gravis can beat me up, tear me down, cause me grief and throw whatever it wants at me but I have a SUPER-man in my corner holding me up, cheering me on and loving me more and more each day.
Tal, thanks for being my super hero. I love you madly, deeply, more and more each day. Who would have ever thought that we would still be together after all these years. Happy 26th Anniversary! Here’s to 26 more and then some! I’m glad I caved and didn’t stick to my exclaimation – “I wouldn’t date you if you were the last man on the planet!” Lol, I will gladly eat that crow for the rest of my life! 😘😘