Peter is at work this morning. Yes, it's Saturday. When he worked at this company in years past, overtime in the morning, at night, and on Saturdays was a normal way of life. However, this year has been much slower and there has been a hardline "no overtime" policy. But today he was asked to come in and I told him "DO IT" because we can use all the extra we can get with medical bills looming before us. Again, thank the Lord for His provision in all things!
Carrie's November Thankfulness List - Saturday (21)
- My Husband - Peter is the topic of today's thankfulness item. He takes such good care of me - be it making a pot of coffee each and every morning (I barely know how to run the dumb coffee maker because he always does it for us!), working hard at a job that he doesn't love so we can pay the bills and I don't have to work outside the home, or just making me laugh when we're together. We met when I was 15 and he was 21 and clicked immediately. Because of the age difference (I was, after all, way too young to think about a relationship), nothing other than a great friendship formed between us. I'm forever thankful for that because even when the feelings of love come and go, the friendship is always there. We were married when I was 18 and he was 25 and it was the best decision (outside of accepting Christ) that I have ever made and we've had a blast together ever since. :-)
I want to share a quote from Ravi Zacharias' (at the time, talk on tape) "I, Isaac, Take You Rebecca". It is the reason I was willing for the friendship (between Peter and I) to change to something else:
"Love is as much a question of the will as it is of the emotion. And if you WILL to love somebody, you can."
In this era of, "I've fallen out of love with him/her" - remember, love is an act of the will. If you "fell out of love" with your mate, you can learn to "fall in love" with them again. It's a choice. I chose, 11 years ago, to love Peter, and it's a choice that I will continue to make until death parts us.
If you're married - go find your spouse, spend some time with him/her, and remember why you "fell in love" in the first place. If you're looking for a book to give to a single friend/child or an engaged couple (or shoot, even a married couple!), I would recommend Ravi's book (see link below). Although I haven't read the book version, his talk on tape changed my life. :-)
Good post. I remember thinking the same thoughts when listening to that message from Ravi. Good stuff. Love is definitely a choice, and a commitment; not just a feeling. Thanks for the reminder. Hope your finger feels better soon.ReplyDelete