After one such outing, my husband woke me up. He was so excited he could hardly contain himself. He had conspicuously placed a small, wrapped package on the dresser. He explained that it was my anniversary present and I could not open it for two, whole months! Daily, he would ask me what I thought it was.
Finally, February 11th arrived and with great anticipation, I was allowed to open my present. I found a gorgeous, journey necklace. My husband explained it was a representation of our lives together. The small diamond at the top, was our love on our wedding day. Each diamond progressively gets larger, representing our love growing stronger with each passing year.
He told me how much money he had spent and how that other family members had told him he should return it and purchase another necklace at a less expensive jewelry store. He couldn't return it, because it was "our" journey necklace. The necklace was very expensive, but he worked hard and had it payed off in no time.
That took place five years ago, but each time I lock the clasp of my journey necklace, I am reminded of my husband's sacrifice, love, and acceptance. He knows all of my strengths, but he also knows all of my weaknesses and he loves me in spite of them. He accepts me for who I am, without trying to change me into the person I should be. To have someone who loves you like that is very special. It makes me want to be the very best wife I can possibly be. It's truly a delight to submit to him, to serve him and help him in any way possible. I'm so glad that he asked me to join him on this journey.