We had a great weekend.
I was sad on Friday. We weren’t able to go to Houston. RH had to work. I decided to look at this as a blessing. God knows we need the overtime! Those extra hours will make this week much better on payday.
RH was working on fixing up one of his trucks to sell on Saturday morning. I had a good time just spending time with him, watching him tinkering with his tools and letting him explain to me what various parts of the engine are for (I was trying to take mental notes for the next time my car won’t start.) He is incredible and I loved just spending the morning watching him work and riding with him to the auto parts store – getting Icees at the convenience store. That man spoils me way too much. :-p Love him.
On Saturday night, he took me out to eat for my birthday. We went to a local place with my sister and her fiance. We had a great time. I had ribs – horrible, I know. So delicious though! After dinner, we were planning on seeing a movie. We went to Kirklands (best store ever… they have the cutest home decor and reasonably price, often on sale!). RH bought me a picture for the kitchen that I have been wanting. It’s a cute and colorful, framed rooster. Whimsical and makes me smile.
After Kirklands, we went to a local fancy restaurant that is famous for their desserts. I ordered the strawberry tart and it was so so so good. RH got a chocolate amaretto mousse bombe. Just the name sounds awesome, doesn’t it?
After dessert, we were really pushing our movie time so we just decided not to go. We went home and snuggled on the couch while watching a movie. It was a great night and I’m so thankful he put effort into it – he even surprised me with a card on Friday!
Church on Sunday was about becoming a good leader. I have never really thought of myself as a leader of much but yesterday opened my eyes and let me realize that I have many opportunities to lead. I am leading my son by teaching him how to live a good life and how to function properly in society. I am leading RH as we encourage each other to become better people and constantly improve ourselves. I am leading others around me by my actions and other people see how I react to certain situations and temptations.
I am going to continue to work on sending out the right messages so people who are around me are influenced in a positive direction. I pray that I can be receptive to God’s messages and let Him lead me in the right direction.
First of all, if you haven’t stopped by the Time Warp Wife blog you need to do so now. Her advice is empowering and her ideas are pretty amazing. She is such an inspiration each day to try a little harder and live life the way God intended.
Yesterday she answered a letter from a reader. Although I didn’t write the letter, I pretty much could have. This issue weighs so heavily on my heart and I must confess here on my blog.
RH and I aren’t married. We have dreamed of getting married but the long rough patch we went through kept pushing that date off until later and later. I can see now that this is probably because we WEREN’T living life the way God intended. God already has a plan laid out for us and we pretty much said “No thanks, God! We got this. We know what is best for us.” We obviously don’t. I know that now.
This topic weighs down my spirit. We are trying so hard to live a Godly life but this one area is where we still sin AND. WE. KNOW. IT. After so long, it would put a tremendous strain on our relationship to stop being intimate. Should we just split our lives and move into separate dwellings? I don’t think that is the right answer. Should we get married right away? Once again, I’m not sure. We have been seeing a wedding on the horizon but for a while we were arguing almost daily and that kept pushing our dream further and further back.
I feel like God just slapped me in the face with this article via Darlene. I feel like a hypocrite asking God for forgiveness and then continuing on to live this way. I pray that we continue to keep our relationship on the right path and that a wedding will be in our near future.
This is a topic I have been wanting to release ever since I started my blog. I hope no one judges me too harshly. I am ashamed of this topic and can’t wait until it is a non-issue.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.
I haven’t been online much the last few days. My baby boy had strep throat. Not fun at all! He is doing better now and I’m back at work.
Today is the last day for the 25-Day Praise Plan. It was leading up to Valentine’s Day. I’m sure you all know that this isn’t the end. The 25 days were just the beginning! Husbands need to feel special and loved all the time. This will help with your relationship tremendously.
We have had a few rough patches but I’m happy to say we made it into February with WAY less arguments. I am so proud of us! I know we have both been working hard to cut down on the fighting. We both have the same goal in mind.
I know the previous post wasn’t all flowers and sunshine but I want to share that with whoever reads this blog as well. We are not perfect by any means but we are making it work. We are sticking it out together and we love each other so much. I’m excited for the rest of our lives together. Yesterday he even surprised me with a balloon and roses when he went out to the hardware store to get pipe parts! 🙂 It was so sweet and made my day.
Sometimes it is hard to put the other person’s needs and feelings above your own but it is so worth it in the long run. I want to continue to have a happy and healthy relationship to show our children.
I wasn’t able to post this weekend. Our weekend was full of snow! It’s a rare thing to get snow where we live in Texas but the last three years have given us one good snow fall. It was beautiful! Jacob had a great time playing in the snow. He and Daddy would fill up their buckets and bring the snow over to me so I could shape the snowman.
It wasn’t a perfect snowman, but it was a Texas-style snowman. :-p I’m loving his peppermint eyes. Sadly, he melted yesterday. He was good company while he was around.
On Saturday, we took the kids and RH’s niece to go ice skating for our oldest boy’s birthday. He turned 9! The kids (and parents ;)) had a blast. It was so much fun.
This weekend we stayed with my gracious parents. The pipes were still frozen and messed up so they let us spend the weekend with them. I think they liked our company. They got to spend some time with their grandson. My dad made a delicious breakfast casserole and RH got to visit with them quite a bit. Everyone had a great time.
We will be going back home today. I honestly cannot wait. I want to clean, organize and work on my Valentine’s and Easter decorations (Finally!). I am thinking grilled cheese and good, old-fashioned chicken noodle soup for dinner. RH will be working on the pipes after work so I need an easy meal that won’t require much water or washing of anything.
The weather was so beautiful yesterday. I am longing for Spring!
Yesterday’s message at church was about trust, more specifically, trusting in God. The pastor said that people who completely trust in the Lord are less stressed and experience less worry. What a wonderful message. I would love to take stress away from my life. In the last month, it has been melting away. Our life has already changed so much for the better.
He said, “Why trust God?” God loves us and God wants to help us. It is incredible to think that our Creator, the King of Kings, wants to help ME? Wants to see me succeed? Who else could help me more than Him? When you trust God with everything, the results are beautiful.