I've been so tied up with work so it's delayed my blog entries. I've been keeping busy at church, my home and everyday work. I've been reading a lot and I thought I'd share what I've been diving myself into these days. I'll admit, I'm not really a reader but once I find something I like, I get really into it. Lately I've been thinking a lot about life and the people around me on a daily basis. The most important person to me (besides my son) is my husband and I know that no marriage or relationship is perfect but my gosh, I'd like to try. We fight like normal people do but we also know how much we love each other. For this and this alone, I always try to make the best out of my days with him. I wake up thinking what can I do today to make his life better? What can I do today to tell him how much I love him or how much I appreciate him? I don't always do a good enough job but I wake up every morning trying over and over again. I have to say that I am more in love with my husband today then I've ever been in my life. We've struggled through a lot in our lives and through everything, we've been so strong with our love and respect for one another. I have to give a lot of credit to God, the one person whom we respect and love the most. He is first in our lives so loving one another is so much easier. I am not here to tell anyone how to love or how to be in your own marriages. I am simply here to "type" out loud about the things I've been doing for the past few months and the way I'm feeling today. I am the person I am today because of him and I can only be the person I want to be because of his support and continued love. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful man in my life and I can only hope that I am also that woman to him.
Currently I am reading the book "Love and Respect" by Dr. Emerson, and so far, it's making so much sense. It talks about a love that some couples don't even know exists. It has proven to save marriages. Yes, save marriages! I don't believe you have to be married to read it. I think it's a great book in general on life and how magical it can be when we open our hearts to love. It also tells us that love alone doesn't work. The book goes into details about the wonders of love and how to use it in the form it was meant for.
"Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband".....Ephesians 5:33 - How? This is where it gets good. Whether you are a believer or not, this is a great book for everyone because it talks about the human soul, the love in our hearts and ultimately sharing that love for our loved ones, specifically our spouses.
My husband and I are currently not going through any major issues, but why do we have to right? I think "Preventive Maintenance" in life is always needed (sooner the better if you ask me). Learning how to love yourself and then how to love your spouse is always the best tool for life. You become a better person for yourself, your loved ones and ultimately for your kids. I want to be a strong and positive example to my son as a mom and also as someone he can look up to when he's ready to meet that special person in his life. I can only hope that I set that example for him so he can learn to respect and love the way his father and I do.
We have become very active at our local church and are so fortunate for all the available resources they offer us. We will be starting a class called, "The Art of Marriage" soon with each other and then I will continue by myself with the women's fellowship for "After God's Heart" on how I can be a better person after God's heart. Please pray for me, for us and I can't wait to share what I learn through my process of becoming who he wants me to be.
I'm so in love with this song and if you listen to the lyrics, it tells a story that all us women would like in our men... To lead us with strong hands and stand up when we can't... don't leave us, hungry for love chasing dreams....
Lead Me by Santus Real
To my love: You are the best thing that God has given me. Thank you for loving him and loving me, because only through him, we can have the best life together. I vow to make you fall in love with me everyday of our lives together. I love you more then words!