Husband, Shelter During Storms, Partner
“Peace Partner and so much more” – When he speaks most listen intently for his quiet wisdom. This man knew, before I had a clue! Fifty years ago, listening to Henry Mancini sing ‘Moon River’ in an atmosphere overflowing with Love – He knew that He knew, I was for him. We had met a few months earlier at a wedding. He was the best man, I served as a bridesmaid. He caught the garter, I caught the bouquet. Tradition would say we were to marry. My mind and heart at that time was far from agreeing with that idea! Yet, he persevered! A year later while walking down the aisle, I clearly remember thinking, I don’t have a clue about what real LOVE is!
Now, many decades later, he is still by my side. Every moment I think of him I thank God for tenderness in his heart, his faithfulness, his persevering spirit! I ask God to bless him abundantly! It took thirty-five years for me to recognize that it was almighty God, who put us together for such a time as this! From that moment of revelation, I have cherished and eternally grateful for God’s correction, healing and direction. Many live entire lives without discovering, then recognizing the importance of marriage, becoming one, and learning to understand and walk in the power in that union. I thank God for walking us into this place!
Now, I am certain God is real, has a plan, and that plan is good! Left to my own thinking, I would have walked out decades ago. Many do, thinking the grass is greener out there! As we discover we belong, have always belonged to God/Love. We are his beloved! No person can fill that role! We often are deceived into believing it is possible. And when we discover pure Love/God, we realize He knows, we don’t and when we call on Him, He reveals how to walk out that plan, hand in hand.
So, as we begin to unfold The Peace Movement, my heart overflows with gratitude for this man, Gary Hicks.
He is my visible shelter from all storms.
He is faithful and tender beyond all norms.
He is the one God put in place to cover.
All foolishness interfering as we discover –
Lord, as I’m aware of the amazing path You planned.
As I continue to know to reach for Your hand.
Then release the abundance You placed in this story.
God I now bow and willingly give You the glory –
for its fruit!