I have two friends from high school having a discussion on FACEBOOK about how bad their marriages are. How that breaks my heart. My husband and I fight, we have disagreements, but there is never a question of his love for me, or mine for him. It makes me so sad to see that people are having marital problems and ESPECIALLY that they're posting it on facebook for all to see, including their husbands. Thats a lack of respect if I've ever seen one. I have people I talk to about my disagreements with Jim, but I do NOT and will not badmouth him or give details of my relationship with him to everyone. It's between me, him and God anyways. There are times that I have to choose to love him. Times where I am angry and I choose to not let myself be angry.
Jesus tells us to love one another as He has loved us. Love is not always an emotion. It is a command given by Jesus over 2,000 years ago. It is a command that we vow to, with and for God on our wedding day. I adore my husband, with every fiber of my being. But there are days where loving him takes work. And, maybe its because we haven't been married that long that I see this so easily. But, as long as we cling to that, I pray we have a long and mostly happy marriage. And that we never feel the need to dish out our arguments on facebook for the world to see.
Thank you Lord for my wonderful husband. Who loves and respects me above all else.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Man, last week was draining in every way possible.
The physically draining part of it all : I was babysitting all week for a friend of a friend, I had a 5 month old and a 3 yr old all week. And I loved EVERY second of it. I have babysat many times before, and spent a summer as a nanny. I knew I would love being a mom. But I didn't realize how much fun it was going to be, and work. Jim was great with the kids. I've seen him with my niece and nephews, but only for a few days at a time, I had the girls for 6 days. And, at the end of it all, he told me babies aren't nearly as scary as he thought they'd be. YAY!! :0)
And, the emotionally draining stuff. My brother and sister-in-law were planning to move to florida. my brother was able to transfer his position down to florida, and started last week. Two days after starting I got a text from my SIL really stressed out, and thinking she wanted to have Adam come home. We talked for a couple hours and I convinced her that she needed to talk to my brother about it. She did, that night. Adam checked out of the hotel friday night and drove home. They were originally going to stay here, and she was going to apply to a chiropractic school nearby to go to. Saturday morning Sara (my sil) called me and told me that they were probably heading down to florida this summer sometime. GAH! And now, they're not sure WHAT they're going to do. *sigh*
Saying goodbye to Adam once was hard enough. I really don't want to do it again. But I do want what is best for both of them, and for their future. I just wish that was them living nearby, and being the amazing aunt and uncle to jim's and my future children. Next time I have to say goodbye it will be to both of them. They'll both be leaving together this time.
I'm going to miss them :(
I need a hug
Posted by Melissa at 10:05 AM
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I keep reflecting on what our Lord did for us approximately 2000 years ago on the cross. I just can't wrap my mind around it. Its so incredible. Thank you Lord, for this new life, and for the Salvation found in your Son.
Thank you God, for we are forgiven
Posted by Melissa at 7:12 AM
Friday, April 2, 2010
More than 2000 years ago Jesus sacrificed His sinless life on the cross, for our sins. He gave up everything so that we could all have eternal life. The depths of that I cannot understand. The new Covenant completely changed Christianity as we know it. He gave us 2 new rules in place of the hundreds of others under the Mosaic law. He paid the price for the thousands or millions of times we have sinned in our lives. We didn't do anything to deserve any of what He has given us, and yet He gave it anyways. We don't deserve His Love, yet He gives it anyways.
There is so much to reflect on this Resurrection weekend. Thank you, God for giving us this beautiful life. I cannot comprehend what Jesus went through on the cross for my sins. But, I am ever-so-thankful for the life He has given me.