Sean and I renewed our vows on Christmas Eve. It was a neat time with just a few friends and family. It was just about us. It had been a rough year at the Grabbe house. We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in July and actually had a temporary seperation in September. It was the first time we had ever "seperated" in all those 20 years and it was a bit scary. God is a God of miracles though and don't ever doubt it.
We attended a marriage seminar in October and I heard a new take on lots of different things. One thing they talked about was a new concept to me. They talked about the fact that Adam just accepted Eve based on the fact that God presented her to him. Adam knew nothing really about Eve, other than he like how she looked naked. :)! But seriously, Adam trusted God and Eve was a gift from God, so Adam accepted Eve. I think we are too quick in our world to push our spouse aside as unacceptable or replaceable. I don't even mean in a big way, like divorce, although that is true. I mean in all sorts of small ways. I wonder why in marriage we get so durn nit-picky about what we think is acceptable or not in our mates? I know there are big issues that should not be ignored. I also know even the big stuff can be dealt with one piece at a time, one day at a time. If God presented me with this gift, called Sean, isn't He going to also lead me thru this thing we call marriage? He will if I bring Him in and seek His guidance. Who knows, He may even decide to do a miracle!!
Back to Christmas Eve... We did flowers and new rings and was it fun! I LOVE my new ring, it is beautiful. We were driving home from the counselor yesterday and Sean said, "I love my ring. I just play with it all the time because I love to touch it. You know why I love it?" me..."no, why?" (as I was thinking what to fix for lunch!)" He said, "It means so much more than the first ring because this time we knew what it meant. It meant good things, but also lots of hard things, but we both decided to sign up again anyway! It means you chose me even knowing what that will mean." Lunch was gone from my head then and with tears streaming down my face I said, "Yea, that's true."
ew beginnings...pray, but don't do it lightly, do it expecting miracles, cause they still happen!