Grateful For Our Yeses

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It is Sunday night as I’m typing this post. I have been reminiscing all weekend about God’s amazing providence in my life, especially 34 years ago tonight. You see, this was the night when Tom took me out on our first date. 🙂

He called the Wednesday before Father’s Day in 1978 to ask me the first question he had ever asked me, “Would you like to go out to dinner with me on Saturday night?”

Little did I know by answering yes to this first question how it would lead to so many more yeses is our relationship:

  • Do you love me?
  • Will you marry me?
  • Do you promise to love and cherish…
  • Are you ready to have children?
  • Do you have faith to do this?
  • Will you forgive me?
  • Will you pray with me?
  • Have I told you that I love you today?

Every yes I’ve ever spoken to Tom is preceded by a story of God’s providential love and care for us. There were times when the yes was easy to say and times when the yes was said with faith only the size of a mustard seed. But with every yes I’ve spoken, God has proven Himself faithful to us.

I am full of humble gratitude to God for giving me the gift of Tom. He is my best friend and loving husband. Yet when I said yes that night 34 years ago, I had no idea where the yeses would lead. Only God knew the children we would have, the church we would attend, the people we would call friends and the grandchildren he would bless us with. God saw it all on our first date, and I’m sure He took pleasure knowing the blessing He had in store for us. It was for our holiness, our subsequent happiness and most of all for His glory.

What yeses are you grateful for?

♥ Things To In Orlando ♥


  • Sanford – Art Walk on Friday, June 22nd. Stroll through the art venues of Historic Downtown Sanford as you mingle with the artists and enjoy live music, food and art. FREE.


  • New Smyrna Beach – Seaside Fiesta on Thursday, June 21st from 5p – 9p. Flagler Avenue will be closed and filled with vendors offering food, crafts and music.


  • Clermont – Lakeridge Winery presents its annual Harvest Celebration on Friday, June 22nd – Sunday, June 24th. Admission is $2.

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 40 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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2 Responses to Grateful For Our Yeses

  1. Danielle says:

    Very encouraging blog post, Debbie! Thanks for sharing. I am also thankful for saying “yes” to my husband (almost) 4 years ago when he asked me to marry him =) Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend of celebrating!


    • Debi Walter says:

      We did have a great weekend. Now we’re on 24 hour baby watch. Our daughter who lives in Atlanta is expecting her third–due date was June 15th. Once we get the call, I’m hitting the road North. 🙂 One happy Nana of soon-to-be five grandchildren.


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