Something to hold on to...

"Today I am one day nearer home than ever before. One day nearer the dawning when the fog will lift, mysteries clear, and all question marks straighten up into exclamation points!
 I shall see the King!"     Vance Havner

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Date Night and church

Last night was wonderful. Carving out wonderful moments is a priority right now. Husband and I went on at date. Now when I say we don't get out much, I mean it. We just do not take the time or money for regular date nights. Husband works on a lot of cars for people, many of them as a ministry and he does not have a lot of free evenings. Plus, we never feel that we can take the money for a proper date. We were blessed by two different people and that gave us a wonderful evening . A dear elderly lady from our church sent me a get well card after the heart attack. She inclosed a Red Lobster gift card. How thoughtful was that ? I combined that with a coupon and a bit of our own money and we had a great dinner. I also had some special movie tickets that my sister gave me, (she got them from giving blood or platelets!) which paid for our movie admission. So, we had dinner for two at Red Lobster and saw The Dark Knight, for only $20.00 of our money. It was so nice to just escape mentally for a while, and to be together with no distractions. Let me tell you how much I needed time with my husband...he shaved off his beard a week ago and I had not even noticed! Do you think maybe we don't spend enough time together? To be fair, there have been other things on my mind.

Church today was as I expected. I loved going before God in worship and being reminded that He is on the throne in good times and bad, although it was an emotional time for me. During the second hour, when husband and I work with the high school youth, we were surrounded by the students as the youth minister said a prayer for us. I felt much love and I know that many prayers will go up for me this week.

Today is a family reunion, and to be honest I do not want to go. I just don't want the questions and attention, but I will go nonetheless.


FarmWife said...

I was praying for you in church this morning. I hope today goes well for you.

I'm so glad you & Uncle Greenteeth had a good time on your date. I remember those...vaugely.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you two were able to be get out and enjoy each other's company and time.

My prayers are with you..

Mercedes said...

We don't get out too much either but we have two little kids that keep us at home. I am glad you had a good time.

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Queen Mother said...

your story of husband reminded me of the time Pa shaved and his mother ask if he had gotten new glasses.