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Man Of My Dreams

Before I met Papa Bear I dreamed of finding a man who was the opposite of what I had experienced in my previous three marriages. I dreamed of someone who was giving, caring, compassionate, dependable, financially responsible, and stable.  Someone who was a good conversationalist, wasn't afraid to share his feelings, and had a great sense of humor.  Someone who wanted to visit new places and learn new things, and yet valued family and tradition.  Someone of faith, with strong ethics and moral character, who new how to conduct himself in public and private situations and would never intentionally say or do something that would embarrass me.  Someone who was affectionate and romantic, lived with simple needs and enjoyed sharing quiet times together, and love cats of course!  Someone with a deep voice, broad shoulders, and smiling eyes who didn't lash out in anger, and didn't fall apart when the going got rough.  Someone who would truly be there for better or for worse until the end. 

I have to admit that's a huge shopping list, and the likelihood of meeting someone with even half of those qualities is pretty small, and yet... that's exactly what happened.  Sometimes when you create a vision when planning for the future you will be blessed with the man of your dreams. I know it's possible, Papa Bear is all of this, and more.  As one of Papa Bear's friends told me early on, "He's the real deal." Yes, he is. There isn't an ounce of pretense in him.  Everyone who knows him admires him and respects him;  it is rare for us to go out anywhere in this city that someone he knows doesn't walk up to greet him and shake his hand. You don't have to be around him very long to discover that he is intelligent and entertaining, and it goes without saying that he has abundant patience to live with me! :-)  Is he perfect? No, no one is without a few flaws and foibles, but we compliment each other in all the ways that are important to create a relationship that we both treasure.

In short, God has truly given me the man of my dreams, and I am so very blessed.  If you are seeking a partner for your life, God just may have  the man or woman of your dreams waiting for you.
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I'm linking up with Patricia for her blog hop In Other Words
 where the writing prompt this week is the following quotation:
"Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."

- Gloria Steinem
 
Come and add your words to ours!

16 comments:

  1. That is such a cute account you have written. Sometimes we misinterpret perfect as something out of the world and ideal whereas it is probably something to do with someone who is happy in their skin and true to self and others.
    Ideal is a laboratory condition outside it is more about accepting each other with care and respect.

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    1. Thank you Ira, you are exactly right. When you are those things, all the rest will naturally follow. Care, respect, and trust are essentials in all relationships.

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  2. I've met Papa Bear and you speak the truth. I'm so glad you found each other.

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    1. Thank you Gail, I'm so glad you got to meet him and can vouch for his authenticity! :-)

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  3. Such a nice tribute to your hubby!

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    1. Thank you Linda Kay! Papa Bear truly is one of God's best creations! :-)

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  4. This is such a beautiful post. I would love to know the story of how you met Papa Bear, please narrate it to me :D It's really heartwarming to see that men like Papa Bear exist.

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    1. It came as a total surprise to me that men like Papa Bear exist, Judy Girl! I certainly had never encountered anyone with his character before. I have posted a link to the story of our meeting in my 1/26 post... How I Met Papa Bear. :-)

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  5. An older lady in my church once told me to not to pray for the "right" man... but to pray for the man who was right for me. And that God knows the desires of your heart... if you are patient, He will give them. Turned out: she was right! although, I won't lie and say it didn't feel hopeless as times. LOL

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    1. This is so true! If you are "shopping" for Mr or Ms Perfect you are doing to be disappointed, but I do believe there is someone out there just right for you. Papa Bear and I are truly soul mates, we believe that we were meant to share the remaining years of our lives together.

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    1. Most definitely, Mimi, and I appreciated him all the more for having been through the bad experiences of my previous marriages. Such an amazing difference!

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  7. Lovely. So tenderly written. I would like to hear how you two got together. Thanks for sharing with In Other Words. I am glad you made the deadline :)

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    1. Thank you Patricia! On Jan. 26th I posted "How I Met Papa Bear" with a link to the original story of how our relationship began.

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  8. Never get tired of reading your love story!

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    1. Thanks Brenda! I never get tired of talking about it or about him, because at one time my life felt so hopeless and I had no belief that I would ever meet someone like him. God had plans waiting for my life that I couldn't see at the time. Nothing in life is ever as hopeless as it sometimes feels!

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