Monday, February 12, 2007

my guy


The retreat went so well. I was sitting in the back of the room... watching Randy teach at the Level 3 Marriage Retreat over the weekend... and I felt such a peace knowing that God was using Randy and the other teachers in a powerful way. I was humbled by these truths... by the twelve couples that were willing to make their marriage a priority and set aside the time to focus on the health of their marriage. I was reminded that there is nothing that makes our children feel more secure than knowing their parents love each other and are committed to each other NO MATTER WHAT!
As Randy & I were sharing our story at the retreat, we mentioned that his parents have been married 64 years and my parents 57 years... we both grew up in homes where we had supper together as a family at 5 o'clock sharp... and we both grew up never hearing our parents argue! (not that they didn't in private) Wow, that's pretty amazing... cuz Randy & I can't always say that about our marriage! But we always tried to reassure our kids that we were resolving the conflicts, that we were sorry they had to hear some of our arguments and that we were committed to whatever it takes to work through our differences. And God has been faithful to see us through those hard seasons and I can honestly say, we are now more in love than we ever thought possible!

10 comments:

miranda said...

Very true mom... I am blessed to know my parents are still crazy about each other. Dad is awesome! It is a credit to you and your support that he is able to follow his heart and be allowed to use his gifts for God in a powerful way.

Becca said...

Our biggest problem is I want to be the boss of everything. It's what we're working on now and yesterday and tomorrow...

norththreads said...

Lovely blog you have here-admirering your quilts & pyrex!!!!
~cheers~
Angie

Sandy said...

They say that families who have dinner together every night (or most nights) raise healthy, confident kids!

I feel the same way when I hear my husband teach. You just know that they are God-inspired. Awesome!

Leigh Ann said...

I love hearing these stories! My kids are surrounded by strong, healthy marriages and it makes me so proud. Me - 10 years, my parents just celebrated 40, my in-laws are closing in on 40 as are all the in-laws, in-laws. My sister is happily closing in on 2 years which is a biggie. Woohoo!

teresa s. said...

How cool that God is using you and your husband in such a wonderful way. Glory be to Him!

Leona said...

Thats great. My husband and I come from long line of marriages too. My parents -48 years My husband parents would of been 44 in Jan. but his mother passed away last April. Both sets of grandparents until their deaths.

ATS said...

sweet ....
maybe when Andrew is in school and not working we can come to the retreats ...

Sandy said...

Hey Linda, if you get a chance come over and see Abby's Valentine American Girl doll. Bettsi (Tender Arts) found her in a CA thrift store for $1.50.

NanAZ said...

Both Terry and I come from pretty dysfunctional homes, so I'm thankful that the Lord has allowed us to be together for nearly 30 years. Not that we're perfect, but we love each other and are committed to our marriage. I look forward to when Amy & Andrew can go to the retreats. They're awesome principles and wish we would have gone through them 30 years ago. They're so foundational!