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A Day of Love

So, all week last week, leading up to Valentine’s Day, I read numerous articles about love.  I read countless inspirational messages to husbands and wives encouraging us to love each especially on this particular day. I even had a not so pleasant encounter with a “religious” elderly lady about the relationship between husbands and wives as it relates to pornography.  It was an interesting week to see how people shared their love for each other.  Some people made it their business to make sure that we knew about the origin of Valentine’s day and why they choose not to celebrate it, and how it’s been made so commercial and no longer really means anything to people.

A friend of mine asked me “how are you and the hubby going to celebrate Valentine’s day?”  I told him that my husband and I really don’t make a big deal of Valentine’s Day as some normally do because we have something that we call “gotcha.”  It’s where he and I find little ways to gift each other with special little surprises all year round so, if we exchange “valentines” on Valentine’s Day its just another regular expression of our love.  If we don’t exchange “Valentines” on Valentine’s Day it’s just another day that we didn’t do our “gotcha.”  Now later on in the day we did decide to do a little celebrating with marital things…LOL and wine and good food, but something else happened that, for me, made it all the more special.  We talked.  Yes, we talked.  We talked about why we love each other.  We talked about why we know that we are the only ones for each other.  We talked about how to improve our communication of love to one another and a whole list of other topics.  

He and I never have been the type of people that just go with the flow of what everybody else is doing from one day to the next, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  

People celebrate different “holidays” for different reasons.  I for one, will never allow the superstitions, unbeliefs, ill will, or even flat out ignorance and/or disdain for one day or another lock me into a way of thinking that is not productive or edifying for me and mine.

People have their reasons for not celebrating Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Halloween, July 4th, etc….and that’s exactly what they are, “their reasons.”  If there is a conviction that I feel from the Lord about one day or another then I will walk according to what God has spoken concerning me.  Until then, if its something that encourages me, makes me feel good on the inside, edifies me, or just plain ole makes me smile then it is something that I will partake in. After all, why spend valuable time arguing about hatred and ill will when all most were seeking for is A Day of Love.  As for people judging what I do and do not celebrate, I handle it according to this: Romans 14:1-23 and leave it at that.

 

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2013 in General

 

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Am I Rambling?!

Today was a day for me that didn’t start how I thought it would and I don’t know how it will end.

I tossed and turned most of the night, my mind simply wouldn’t shut down for more than an hour at a time.  I did what I normally do, lay down and begin to thank God for everything (whether good or bad) and begin to pray for others.  One thing I did notice is that one particular person that I prayed for kept coming back to my mind everytime I would wake up to either “toss” or “turn.”  What that was all about? I have no idea, but I hope they turn out okay.

When I got up I didn’t feel refreshed so I yawned and stretched to see if that would help, it did a little.  Had a short conversation with the hubby about his photos and what we want to do from this point as well as me actually wrapping my mind around us doing some winter shots, different than those that we’ve already done. 

I have sat and contemplated creating a new fragrance, but nothing came to mind so that turned into a shade of gray for me.  I thought I would have been out and about by now, with him, but that didn’t happen due to some prolonged project.  I’m sitting here making myself accept the fact that its all for the good of all that we are involved in, but I have to admit that I’m pretty darn selfish when it comes to sharing my husband with anybody on Saturdays.  I mean for the most part its our only real off day so, I always look forward to maybe sleeping in, piddling around in our pj’s with coffee and articles or conversations of future and/or present planning.  The spring and summer months I always look forward to what we call our “Sunrise Saturdays” where we go and watch the sun crack the sky, as I worship God with a full heart because watching the sun take its place just does something to me spiritually.  We take lots of photos of course of the sun, people enjoying the sunrise with us, things that the sun touches as it ascends to its rightful place, and each other.  Then its off to a slow breakfast at one of our favorite restaurants and taking care of errands or whatever other plans we have for that day. 

I guess I’m just missing him today and this is my way of getting it out so that he doesn’t come home to a woman with an attitude because I know that at the end of the day a man wants to come home to peace and that’s something that I value and gladly offer him.  I love this man, he’s my best friend and maybe as more years pass (10 this year married) I won’t be so selfish with him…LOL…I just enjoy our time together and tend to frown on anything that comes against that.  So, I smile and rest my head as I take another sip of tea and wonder why in the world did I just share all of this with you…LOL!

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in General

 

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