February 02, 2007
Breakfast Date: Refreshing
I got asked out on a date this week.
A breakfast date.
I nearly came to tears at the beauty of the proposal. Not that it was unusually eloquent or creative, just that it happened. I like being courted. Still, after 14 years of marriage. My husband loves me.
After the kids had been dropped off at school, my man and I drove to a nearby café and settled with mocha, hot chocolate, and pastries for a chat. One thing I like about dates with David is that before we eat, when we pray over the food, we always end up praying for our relationship and God's blessing on it: deepening and strengthening until death puts an end to it. The more years I live and the more marriages I see fall apart around me, the more precious my own becomes, and the more determined I am to see God hold us to the wording on our wedding invitations: "joined together in the holy and permanent union of marriage."
If you ever see me heading the other direction, call me on it.
In the meantime, let's keep dating, my dear one. That was a really good croissant, wasn't it?
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You make my heart sing, both of you. Having prayed for your husband since the time you were four years old, how could I expect anything less of a husband for you, sent "directly from God" to quote your father?! I love you both so very much. Blessings in His Spirit, Love, Mom/Patricia
Posted by: Patricia Taylor | Feb 4, 2007 5:24:58 AM
Well, I typed you a comment while waiting on MY date last night :-) I got the privilege of getting ready ALL by myself while he took them to the Y for a parents night out ( a new venture, very exciting and they were completely worn out after swimming and all sorts of activities). I lost the comment somehow, but wanted you to know how fun it was to read your sweet entry while I was waiting...and how glad I am we both have such thoughtful husbands, AND how glad I am God made marriage such fun.:-)
Posted by: Angie | Feb 4, 2007 7:05:47 PM