Hubby and I have been to the Wichita Mountain in Southwest Oklahoma several times, but this was the first time I ventured to the Southeast side of the state. We intended to climb and hike some, but the weather said it was better to stay home and curl by the fire and sit in the hot tub, so that is what we chose.
It was such an incredible weekend! Special number 28, who would have imagined we’d still be here 28 years later. Early in our marriage, I knew that he was someone I could live in a house with for a really long time. I also saw us raising a family together. Everything in our world always happened so fast, we married a little over a year after starting to date and were married when he was 19 and I had just turned 21. Yes, I robbed the cradle, for those of you that like to tease. 😉I don’t know if it was such a great idea being an older woman, women just get older, men supposedly get better. I know that isn’t fully true but he does look quite a bit younger than I do, if you ask me. By 23 and 21, we had our first baby while we were still trying to finish college. Just before he started Chiropractic School, we had our twins and our family was complete. It seems like we were always trying to play “catch up” and until the last few years we were not catching up.
Here we are at 28 and I finally feel as if we have caught up. It’s a great place to be and yet the enemy attempted to steal it away yesterday at the office. Working with your spouse is difficult, but I think that we get each other today better than ever. That makes me feel “caught up” to where we are meant to be in our lives today. I know that if we didn’t have Jesus, we wouldn’t be where we are, so thankfully we do. Last night Hubby and I each dealt with the loss of yesterday in our own ways, and at the end of the day we came together as he held me and told me that everything would be okay. I cried on his shoulder, he brushed his hands through my hair, and we prayed that God would take care of all of this because He’s the only one that can. I trust Dad, He is a God of Peace not a God of chaos, this is not from Him but He will work it all out for good.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who Love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
The weekend was incredible. We talked, laughed, sang, did what married couples do, and prayed together. Though we came back to a storm, we found the calm we so desperately needed because of the weekend. I highly recommend to couples that throughout the entire marriage you always take time away for your marriage. Once the kids are gone, it’s just the two of you and so you better like one another. Even worse, once you retire and are both home together all day, if you don’t even know each other it can be miserable. We put each other first our entire marriage and I thank God that we have, it’s paid off in an intimacy I can’t even describe. Marriage is a covenant and gift from God, cherish the one you have.