Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Thankful Thursday - February 17
Over last weekend, my husband and I attended The Art of Marriage conference. This is a conference that was held on the same weekend all over the country, a video event that was different than any I've ever attended. Our church hosted it - something like 90 couples came both Friday night and all day Saturday.
If there's one thing that I took away from the marriage conference is this: What is my legacy going to be for those who follow me? Will I have modeled love or will I have modeled something else? When the going got tough, did I get going or did I stick it out to find a deeper relationship with my spouse?
This week I'm thankful for my husband and the nearly 24 years we've been married. I praise the Lord that we did not fall into the trap of intimacy before marriage - that we waited for God's best in our lives. I thank God for the good times and, gulp, the bad times too. There is a reason for the hard days, though it's sometimes difficult to know just what that reason is! I'm trusting God to someday reveal His whys and wherefores.
This post is linked with Thankful Thursday.