Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dr. Roz and Kil: Good Looking Out!

My Help Meet...
"And the Lord God said, it is not good that man should be alone, I will make him an help meet for him." - Genesis 2:18

The Hebrew meaning of the phrase help meet in the Word of God is simply "one who helps. I can remember when I first started going to church with Tee, and I heard the phrase "help meet" I was like "ya'll christians speak a whole nother language! What's a help meet?" And the sad thing is today in a lot of marriages spouses are asking themselves that exact same question..."what is a help meet?"

It's like some people get married thinking "this person will be taking care of me, but I'm not taking care of them!" But I don't think most people really get what marriage is about. Marriage is ALL about selflessness so when you asked your shorty to marry you, you were really asking "can I take care of you for life?" And when your shorty said yes, she was really saying "yes, I'll take care of you for the rest of my life." Now trust me, I get it...being selfless is FAR from easy. It's going against what I believe is our human nature which is to be selfish. But to have a happy spouse, a happy home and a happy family we've got to learn how to die to self.

I can honestly say over the past ten years there's no way I could've done this journey without Tee having my back. Since we've been married, I've been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, prostatitis, sleep apnea and fibromaylgia (I always joke with Tee that this is her fault cause I was perfectly healthy before we got and through 100's of doctor visits, ER visits in the middle of the night, jumping out my sleep cause I can't breath, etc. Tee has been by my side the entire time. The hard part of the game is, as we all get older we'll expereince heath issues, big and small and having someone by your side to hold your hand, give you a shoulder to cry on, and someone praying for you is priceless.

And even besides my health issues, Tee is just a great help meet in so many other ways. I can probably count on one hand how many times I've cooked in the last 10 years! (If it ain't a chicken cheesesteak or a grilled cheese, I'm lost in the kitchen!) I remember when we first moved into our house and I went to make something, I didn't even know how to turn the new oven on! Tee does a great job of taking care of me and Naomi and being a great help meet and I KNOW it's not easy. Prayerfully I'm being just as good as a help meet for her as she's been to me.


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