Don't you love surprises?
In case any of you were in doubt, I did graduate last weekend! Woohoo! Here are a few pictures to prove it;)
This particular weekend, I am extra happy. I'm happy because I am celebrating my first year of marriage with my sweet hubby Jimmy. Can you believe it's already been a year? It's definitely been the happiest year of my life! I am so blessed to be married to such a wonderful man!
Speaking of marriage, I came across this story via Facebook yesterday. Jimmy and I have read a few chapters in the book This Momentary Marriage. It is definitely one of my favorite marriage books we have read. It goes beyond the outward actions and doesn't give you a magic solution for how to have an eternal blissful marriage. Instead, it deals with the heart of marriage. What does marriage represent?
Read the story of Ian and Larissa and then step back and take a look at your approach to your own marriage. Their story is tragic and hopeful at the same time. I hope you are as challenged as I was.
Their story has definitely made me think twice before complaining about anything! There is so much I take for granted in my marriage that I should be daily thanking the Lord for! Our culture has made marriage into a selfish make me happy system, and we are called in our marriages to be so much more than that. We have a huge privilege, an honor really, to be an image of Christ and his bride the church. Wow! That makes you take things a little more seriously huh?
Now that our coffee cups are just about drained, let me ask you, what's going on in your world? Is there anything I can pray for you for? Don't hesitate to contact me if so! I would love to be a part of your life in that way. I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and weekend to follow!
Don't forget to visit my friends and have a cup of coffee with them this sweet Friday :)