I do the math over and over in my head. Can that be right? It was sixteen plus years ago?
I remember the day like it was yesterday. Or at the very least last week. The smells, the sounds, the clothes I was wearing, the small talk with my new roommate. I remember it all this day. The day I met the man who would become my husband.
When I think of how far we’ve come in these 16 years, I am blown away.
And I intend to keep it that way.
Twenty-twelve, you will be another year in our memory. Another year resulting in our legacy. What do you say–let’s make you stand out!
So here I am, in what is becoming my favorite reflecting place. Pen in hand, a new journal page awaiting my game plan. My strategy for keeping my marriage more than alive.
No, alive isn’t enough. This year, I’ll strive for vibrant.
And If there’s one thing 2011 taught me, it was this:
That is where I intend to begin. By giving thanks for my husband. A fine strategy plan indeed.
My mind fills with appreciation as I write them down, one by one:
- Hubby working his schedule around so I can make my appointment.
- He works so hard and provides so well. I have never gone without.
- I cannot remember the last time I filled a vehicle with gas. One little gift he gives me on a regular basis.
- My son’s excitement over each workday end. Each time he comes home becomes a gift given to him. Such joy.
A dozen or more follow with ease before I pause to reflect. I flip through my gifts journal now, remembering my gifts given. And notice my husband’s name laces every page. Yes, I am blessed, God has graced me with a partner worth striving for.
And I intend to make twenty-twelve stand out.
I pray for my husband every day, but God is showing me I can do better. Just like He’s showing me how to improve the prayers for my child. And yes, this will be the year I put both into practice.
I fully intend to become my family’s biggest prayer warrior.
And in the near future, I’ll be sharing with you my strategy.
Yes, this year is going to be vibrant.
How about you? How do you show appreciation for those you love dear? How do you pray over them? I’d love to hear.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.
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