She Still gives me Butterflies

I spent the entire week with Lea in Honduras. I loved working and serving with my wife. Together we built houses, fed hungry people and worked in a medical clinic. Although we worked together and spent time together, we were more teammates this past week than we were husband and wife. In fact, I told her once this past week, “I’ve seen you all week, but I don’t feel like we’ve spent any time together.” What I missed last week were the little things like our quiet time we have every day over a cup of coffee.

By the time I got to our seat at church this morning, things weren’t looking much better.  Three kids had already placed themselves between Lea and where I was supposed to sit… right next to her.  Despite the commotion it might cause, I made the decision that I was going to make all those kids scoot down just so I could sit by my wife.  It was worth it.

When I finally got the seat I wanted, next to Lea, she scooted right up next to me. Then she put her hand under my arm and put her hand on my hand. Right then I felt them … even after 22 years of marriage they were still there. What were they? Butterflies in my stomach.

I hope they never leave.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Maggie Beth says:

    I am so grateful you openly share your feelings for your wife.

    You and Lea give me hope……

    At times society’s negativity about marriage can be overwhelming.

    I listen to my friends’ berate their husbands publicly. I read “private” blogs where people ‘secretly’ air their marital, dirty laundry. (And sometimes their secret affairs!)

    I watch husband’s make jokes at their wife’s expense, behind their backs and too their faces. I have spent time with couple’s who openly argue ~ believing that is the only way they can communicate.

    But I keep ‘hoping’ that these people are “wrong” and “are missing it”.

    I guess you could say I am a ‘realistic romantic’ ~ I realize “Once upon a time’s” and “Happily ever after’s” are not real ~ and that glass slippers break. I gave up praying for Mr. Right a long time ago. Now I simply wait on Mr. Right-On-Time ~knowing that he will arrive ~ right on time. I have to trust, that the ultimate Matcher-Maker (who knows me & M.R.O.T. best) will not let me down! (SMILE)

    I refuse to give up the hope that one day, this little caterpillar, will give someone butterflies!

    ~ Maggie Beth

    ((PS)) ~ Hey! If Mr. Right-On-Time decides he wants to become Mr. Maggie, we will fly Lea and Mr. Fancy Pant’s in…(SMILE)…

  2. Vicki says:

    I wish I could find that kind of love. You two are anawesome couple and such a wonderful example of what a marriage should be.Thank you for sharing.

  3. Tammy says:

    That is one of our rules of children. They are welcome on or beside us but not between.

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  5. Brittainy Taylor says:

    Beautiful story.

  6. Sarah Mots says:

    um…pretty much the cutest thing ever :) I’m so glad ya’ll all made it back. I only got to talk to my mom for a minute but I could tell she absoutely loved it and I know ya’ll changed the world for the people you touched

  7. DS says:

    Remind me to look for those butterfly feelings :)

  8. L.C.T. says:

    Awww!! I absolutely love this post 😀 I know the feeling of seeing someone but not feeling like you’ve seen them.

  9. Greg England says:

    I get them, too. Not when you sit with Lea, but when my wife slides her hand in mine. And it’s only been 42 years of togetherness (35 married) with us! I hope we always have butterflies.

  10. Nathan says:

    That is very encouraging to hear. Great post, it just seems like you don’t hear about the success stories often enough, thanks for sharing. My wife and I have been married 19 years and I feel the same about her. You should check out a song by Jack Johnson called Better Together. I think you’ll like it.

  11. Cynthia Glenn says:

    I loved your article!! I have even better news!! After almost 37 years Don still gives me butterflies, and I hope it never changes! You are doing a great work for the Lord! Keep it up!

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Trey Morgan Here are my thoughts about marriage, family, raising children, humor, faith and the life God intended for us all. I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast.

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