Today is day 6 in the Advent Calendar I made for Tom. Each day he opens a card to discover my thoughts and desires on that day for HIM. Today was “Husband Appreciation Day”.
We were attending an Appreciation Reception at our local museum of art for some business acquaintances Tom had made, thus giving me the idea of making it a day to appreciate him too. It was a fun night to get dressed up and go out together in the Christmas Spirit.
While we were on our way I shared with Tom the metaphor of how making wise investments over time pays off with strong dividends. I thanked him for all the years he has invested his heart and soul into my life and well-being. There were times when the trend didn’t look so promising, yet he continued to invest in me. Now decades later we are reaping the rewards of his hard work and trust in God. We realize it wasn’t because of what we did that made the difference, but because of Who’s we are that insured a good return.
Life hasn’t been easy, but it hasn’t been hard either. It has been full of work, discipline and a whole lot of fun. God has been faithful.
The weather in Orlando is quite cold – we’re expecting a freeze tonight. Our evening was fun beginning with checking my coat – something I don’t think this Florida girl has EVER had to do! I was so excited I took a picture of the coat checker – she was very gracious to let me do this!
Next we sampled food served in martini glasses – it was a great idea making it easy to eat and mingle. My favorite was the shrimp and grits! They also had roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy and bacon-wrapped scallops. Yes, the food was amazing!
Tonight we spent an evening focusing on appreciation. Something we try to do often, but never tire of. How about you? When was the last time you shared with your spouse all you appreciate about them? We encourage you to do it soon! You never know how it will effect the future providing an upward swing in romance! Now that’s worth investing your time, money and passion.