|Don’t you love the sun blinding us? Agh!|
Saturdays are probably the most precious day of the week for us as a family. (This is the only day that my hubs has off and nothing else is usually on the agenda.) We enjoying being a team and working together!
I have often wondered about Priscilla and Aquila working together in the Bible. Apparently, their marriage was important enough that God listed them both in scripture – as a team. Not just the man and not just the woman.
I want my children to know that their parents are one – in every decision and like it.
We truly just enjoy being around each other.
On our honeymoon – years ago – we saw an older couple (probably in their late 70’s or 80’s) holding hands walking the path before us. We both looked at each other and said “We want to be like that when we get older.”
I know from growing up – marriages come and go – FAST!
Life is way too short!
A sweet friend of mine, said one time she didn’t want to be involved in a Secret Pal program we had going on in our ladies group. When I required “Why not?” She answered, “I’d rather spend those lil’ extra dollars on my husband. Our friendship is forever! The ladies group will come and go.” I thought – that is so sweet! Money is tight in marriages, most of the time. Those little extras – whether it is buying a card, candy, or just giving something that pleases him – mean so much. It is reaffirming the love that is shown in other ways.
I’m not saying buying gifts is going to make him or her love you. You can’t buy “true” love.
But, it can be an appetizer for the main course!
My love language is not gifts. However, I still love getting one from my hubs! Plus, he always seems grateful when I spend my extra money on him. I think we both know – it is a sacrifice on each others’ part.
We don’t go on dates very often. (We still have 5 young children that can’t stay home by themselves.) I know some people are like – you HAVE to have dates in order to have a good marriage. We agree. We send the kids to bed and have quality dates – alone. No money spent – well most of the time. It makes us appreciate those one on one dates alone in a restaurant, even more.
We also think our marriage thrives on being good parents. (I wish we had this perfected – unfortunately, we fail, daily.)
We like our children to see the good and the bad. If we disagree, we want our children to see us. (I know this is going against most people’s theology.) We also want our children to see us make up!
No one lives in a perfect world – people are going to disagree! It is how they solve the matter, being mature that is important. (If we get in a heated conversation – or need to speak about adult info -we TRY to take it in the other room. Thankfully, our kids’ know that their parents have shortcomings and know how to ask forgiveness.)
I’m just a sinner saved by grace! I don’t have life all figured out. I might change my mind – a hundred times just because.
But, I do know that marriage is sacred. It is something – I signed up for and I’m hanging on tight! He not only signed up, too but he was warned. He had a chance to back out before the wedding and he still showed up, on time.
I’m in love with him a little more each day! It is real! It is our life!
Blessings to you!!! You are loved!!!