Jason and Noah went to Texas for 4 days. It was the first time I had been away from Noah for such a long period of time, it was pretty stressful to let him go at first, but it gave Ethan and I a chance to have so much time together and we really had a blast. It was so much fun being able to focus all of my attention on him and I know it was so good for Jason and Noah to spend all that time together too. They got back yesterday and it is so nice to have them home safe and sound.
Last night I was blown away by the experience I had, It started off as just another typical day, Jason was home though and we spent some good time together which was lovely. We had planned to have Family Home Evening last night as we have been making sure to do for awhile now. It's been very healthy for our family to take time out to do that once a week. Jason had mentioned to me that he wanted us to go and rent the movie Fireproof even though we both had seen it before and I thought that would be a great movie for FHE, not thinking anything else of it. He was acting a little bit secretive but nothing that gave too much away.
We watched the movie and of course it was very touching and I turn to him while the credits were going and asked him what was so secretive? He pulled out a large envelope and on top was a paper, he took my hand and then began to read the words. They were re-commitment vows so beautiful and personal that I wont be putting them on here, as the tears fell and as the words wrapped around me like words from heaven, I couldn't understand where this was all coming from and then he handed me the envelope, as I opened it I saw that it was the book "The Love Dare" and as I looked through it I had then realized that he had taken the 40 day journey of the Love Dare. It was such a beautiful and spiritual experience for me. I saw everything so clear afterwards.
I have felt God in my life and I have felt his love touch me, but this feeling took me so by surprise. I thought of the Love Dare when I first saw the movie fireproof and how great that would be to incorporate into our marriage, not really realizing that its a gift to help teach unconditional love, "Christ's love". I have never felt so loved in all my life, What an example my husband is to me, I have felt closer to my father in heaven this past month then I have in years. So grateful for Jason's prayers for me and his example. I am truly blessed to feel the love of Christ in my life and I'm so grateful for the peace it brings, I'm grateful to Jason for taking such a journey and for his unconditional love.
I put my favorite song on here from Fireproof Its called "love is not a fight" and I just want to write down my favorite part from the song, it is so touching!
"Love is not a place to come and go as we please It's a house we enter in then commit to never leave. So lock the door behind you Throw away the key Work it out together Let it bring us to our knees. Love is a shelter in a raging storm, Love is peace in the middle of a war And if we try to leave; May God send angels to guard the door".
It's was such a beautiful night and I'm so very grateful for the blessings that Heavenly Father continues to give me!
If your marriage is solid, this will make it even stronger. If it's in trouble, there's no better place to start.