I have always marveled at the quiet ones. Men and women whose depth can be known only after you spend time with them. I have always marveled at them because at first glance, you wouldn’t think too much of them because of the way that they act and move. But closer inspection and deeper discussion will always prove those who are quick to judge that there’s always more than meets the eye with the quiet ones. And I love it when expectations are challenged; I gravitate towards those people who make an impression without lifting a single finger or uttering a single word. Poetic justice, so to speak.
Tin & DJ fit that quiet, soft-spoken mold. But you’d be amazed at the kind of man DJ is from the way that he pursued Tin in a way that honored both God and Tin’s parents and family. Even though it was the kind of pursuit that did not have the frills of over-the-top romantic gestures it was as dogged as any kind of pursuit.
With Tin, she is the epitome of grace–both in its demonstration and its imparting. One of the few things that people who aren’t as close to her don’t know is that she is a faithful and loyal person. Cool as ice and consistent as the rising sun. My sister was actually part of the circle of girls that she mentored ever since I can remember. It’s been years and Tin still maintains that same circle of women that she has mentored.
Consistency is underrated. I think the glorification of romance and the wooing before the wedding day is well and good but a marriage will only survive with consistency, outlast the years with faithfulness and thrive with God in the center.
If there’s any union that I would bet on, it’s the one that is blessed with the presence of all three.