Saturday, April 21, 2012


I am grateful. I have been at the beach for two days alone with my husband and it has been so good for us to be here. Phillip and I try to get away at least twice a year for a few days, just the two of us. It does wonders for our marriage. I firmly believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is a healthy marriage. Phillip and I both heard that early on and we have taken it to heart.

Marriage is not easy and it takes time, patience, and an investment in many ways, but it is oh, so worth it. I respect couples who make date nights a priority. I see couples who enjoy each other and enjoy spending time together, and that inspires me.

Since we have been here, we have laughed, gotten frustrated with each other, prayed together, read books alongside each other, taken walks together, watched movies, eaten at wonderful restaurants, and have had some deep conversations and of course,  some not-so-deep conversations as well!

My heart is full. I am more in love with my husband than I was a few days ago.

Tomorrow we will head back home and we are so excited to hug our little ones! It is good to miss them as much as we have.