The first time Steve asked me out he asked if I wanted to go thrift store shopping with him. Ten years later, I am still a cheap date and he is still not the most romantic when it comes to planning our dates. No matter what the date though, I still get excited to just be with him, I still love the way holding his hand feels and I still will change my outfit three times so that I look pretty for him.
I never would have guessed that it would become hard to date my own husband, but since having kids going out has been a challenge. Some of you may remember it's a resolution for me to go on a date with Steve at least once a month. I have a hard time letting go of the reigns and feel extreme guilt leaving my children, even though they practically push me out the door every time I say goodbye! I know most of you are much better at this than I am, and I wish I could, but it is my struggle so all I can do is work at it. I do very much love that man of mine, so I give it an honest try.
This weekend, that honest try worked out and we had a successful date night! Like many years ago, it was still a simple inexpensive date....Movies
and a drive-thru,
but you know what, he could take me to the mail box and I would still try to flirt with him, I would still laugh with him and talk his ear off and of course still hold that giant hand of his. Anytime we can just be Steve & Serena we jump for joy!
(Thanks to Marvin Maldonado for the great photos!)
Lord, I will honor the commitment I made to you and my husband. Forgive me when I put other things above that commitment, things like my pride, my foolishness, my stubbornness, my selfishness, my own agenda. Forgive me, and help me to become the wife and woman you created me to be.
I am meditating on the scripture below, Lord help me live this!
"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."