This is the week of the year where I am usually planning a romantic dinner for Tom on Valentine’s Day. It started years ago when our kids were still home and going out for the night was too expensive not to mention crowded. Somehow romance and crowds don’t go together–don’t you agree? That’s why we started going “all out” at home. Our anniversary falls 10 days later, so Tom usually plans that night out so I don’t have to cook. It’s a great plan that we look forward to each year.
So why is this year different?
It’s different because we have been invited by a church in MN to come share with them this weekend, including a Valentine’s Dinner where we will be sharing our heart for marriage and romance. We are very excited and realize how much God is stretching us out of our comfort zone.
In this season of life we are compelled to say YES to whatever opportunities God sends our way to bless and encourage marriages. And this is just the first step, which feels more like a giant leap for us!
We are not professionals. We don’t have accolades of testimonies recommending our books or our stories. We are just two people with a passion to see marriage succeed for the good of their families and most importantly for the glory of God. Our culture needs to see marriages that work for all the right reasons. And our children are depending on us to endure all the challenges of marriage to give them a right perspective on what it takes to make a marriage work. It’s not easy–but it is good!
We’d appreciate your prayers…the high predicted on Friday is 9 degrees and the low is -10! Thats ridiculous to this Florida girl. I just hope I can breathe. We woke up to a chilly morning in Florida. The thermometer read 45. Tom reminded me that on Saturday we’ll wake up to temps 55 degrees colder!!! What? He’s helpful like that. 😉
How are you spending Valentine’s Day this year? Check out the following posts for ideas:
Happy Valentine’s Day (2010)
Happy Valentine’s Day (2009)
Or click on the Husbands Only or Wives Only tab at the top of our blog.