Today is all about the Hubs and how much I looooove him!
Mark 10:6-9 6 “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh.’So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Damon and I have now now been married for 16 years. He is one of my greatest blessings. We were practically babies when we got married at the ages of 24 & 25, and have LITERALLY grown together. I would not choose to do life with anyone else. He is my absolute ROCK during the hard times, and when my crazy is hanging out, he helps me to get it tucked right back in! He is my best friend, my confidant, the ying to my yang, my road dog, the Clyde to my Bonnie. The main thing that I HAVE to stress, is that the KEY to our union is the fact that we put God first! Without Him, we would have no marriage. If HE is not in the center, you will surely crumble, fail, crash, & burn.
Hebrews 13:4-12 4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” 7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
We have 4 beautiful, strong willed, funny, charismatic, loving children, 3 sweet dogs, and a partridge in a pear tree! They bring us so much joy, yet so much headache. Hey… No one EVER said parenting was a cake walk. One day, when we retire and buy our RV, it will be all worth it when we are able to plug in to each one’s house for 3 months out of the year. Free cable/water, electricity. #WINNING
Every year, we take what we call a Mama/Daddy Trip… or two. It is the time for us to invest in Us. One day, our kids will be grown and gone and we have to still like each other. It gives us the opportunity to reconnect on a personal and intimate level that sometimes goes untouched when you have a routine of school drop offs, pick ups, soccer practice, early morning football practice, after school track practice pick up, grocery shopping, laundry, not to mention working full time. I don’t know about you all, but did you just get tired reading all of that??? I did, and this is a day to day thing for most families.
It is sad to say, but I have had conversations with numerous people that have had failed marriages, and many have said that it was mainly due to the lack of quality time as a couple. People, we have got to spend time with our spouses. Family time is very important as well, but Grown Folks time is just as important.
Damon & I have a map of the US on a wall in our room. We pick a place that we want to go, then see what other state/attraction is close enough to drive to, so that we can have a TWOfer (2 trips in 1). Somewhere that once we get to our destination, we can hop in our rental car on day 2 or 3, and be on to our next adventure. We have colorful push pins that document the places we have been. Its kind of Our Jam to plan our little getaways. We usually try to capitalize on a long weekend. You know, some time that you would already be off from work?
Is there somewhere you have been wanting to go? Get a map, some push pins, and get at it! If you are anything like me, plan enough in advance so that your pocket is not hit all at once, and make your traveling dreams come true.