I was looking through the “notes” section on my phone for a phone number I’d recorded there a while back. Each of the notes is listed by the first few words of the note itself, and as I was scrolling through them, looking for the person’s name, I spotted an entry entitled “Dear World.” Not remembering that one at all, I opened it…

Dear World,

My life is so wonderful. The Lord has blessed me greatly…He gave me Kevin.

It appeared that my man, back in October of last year and while we were in Paris, had commandeered my phone and added that entry, knowing that I’d find it at some point and delight in it.

And delight I did! I’ve giggled to myself every time I’ve thought of it since.

One of the best things about being married, at least in my opinion, is having someone around all the time who knows your sense of humor and, thereby, knows how to make you laugh. There is always someone to just let your hair down with and have fun. There are hysterical memories and private jokes that define the course of your history. I love that.

No matter what we face in this life, I know that we face it together. That, in and of itself, steadies me in any kind of weather. We can rest against each other and laugh at what comes, because two are better than one, and with God, we have a three-fold cord and you know what they say about those.

Yes, if I were to write a note to the world, I don’t know that I would say anything different at all. Because, well, my life is so wonderful. The Lord has blessed me greatly…He gave me Kevin.


“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter…” Job 8:21 ESV

“Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’” Psalm 126:2 ESV

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV