Hello sweeties! We’re in the last week of talking about “New” things in our life as couples. This week, let’s talk about new lessons that we’ve learned at the start of the year. Or valuable lessons that we picked up in the past that we want to carry on in our lives as a couple for this year.
Last night at church, a video testimony of Nonie, a brother from our church in Mindanao was shown to us. He’s a survivor from the flash floods in Mindanao during the typhoon Sendong. It’s like a nightmare when he and his family saw how the waters climbed from the first floor to the second floor in a rapid 30 seconds. There’s nowhere to go but up. So they climbed up on their roof through a hole in the ceiling. Only two of his five family members can swim. And he said while these are all happening, his family were all praying, crying and wailing for the uncertainty of their life. They stayed on the roof until a rescue team reached them at 3AM. Until now, his wife and children are experiencing trauma for witnessing all that happened. Lots of families and people were buried alive in thick mud. There are still a hundred people missing.
Nonie mentions in his testimony over and over that in loving God, you have to give your all and your best. You have to give your best to your family. Give the full extent of your love to them. Coz you don’t know until when you’re going to be with them.
It struck me that there are times when I don’t give my all to my hubby and kids. Now, I want to decide not to have my own selfishness hinder me from giving all my love to them. You’ll never know what you’re missing until you lose it.
Whoa! I can’t believe it’s Saturday once again, time for Sweet Saturday.
Last week, we talked about new deeds FOR your spouse. This week:
What new things do you and your spouse have this year? Or, is there a new place, new resto, new food or new activity that you want to do together or you’ve tried out early on in the year?
One of hubby’s new year’s resolution is to shed excess fats. He wanted to do jogging around the village but he hasn’t really thought about how to squeeze it in his schedule. He’s home from work at 3AM so sleep time is 3-9AM. But I want to help him do it. I too have belly fats to shed so I thought maybe I could join him. I’m not sure how much I could jog though. I tire out easily due to defective heart valves. Maybe I could just walk out the remaining time while hubby is still jogging. Or do my bible reading and prayer time. Hope we can really fix our schedule so we can do it.
Are you new to something? Tell me about it!
For the second week of this new year, let’s talk about “new deeds”. Is there something new that you want to do or have done for your spouse this year? It can also be an act of service that you have done in the past but neglected to do it and you want to do it again for him. Of course, it should show your kindness and love. C’mon, it’s the new year sweeties!
This year, I want to be there for his needs more than before. Initiate more. Example, I want to be more forward in assisting him with leading our church’s song ministry. Thats just one aspect. Easily said than done!
Happy New Year sweeties! I need to apologize that I didn’t inform you about this week’s theme ahead. So the theme for the whole month is:
7 – New goals / plans
14 – We’re newbies!
21 – New Deed
28 – New Lesson Learned
Goals Or Plans for 2012
As of the moment, I and hubby haven’t sat down yet to set our goals or plans for this year. Over lunch this afternoon I asked hubby about his goals/plans are. He too hasn’t thought about it. So I told him we need to sit it over tomorrow morning, that’s today.
About this time last year I was struggling about family matters (my side of the family), my marriage, my kids, leading the song ministry, my relationship with God…every aspect of my life. But right now, I’m not struggling but I’m also not fired up for this new year. I’m blank. It’s like I’m floating in mid-air.
While brushing my teeth this morning, random thoughts came to my mind. This year, I want to care more for the environment. So I started with using a mug instead of cupping the water while it flows from the tap. While bathing, I also thought that I want to be more health conscious. We’re not getting any younger!
Today when I sit down with hubby, I hope to find direction from God.
How about you?