Oh, my goodness! I have had the best time at church yesterday.
I have not been able to go in quite awhile except thru television or our church has it live on the internet so sometimes I watch that. I don’t mind at all. I believe God has given me a peace about this.
For awhile, I missed getting out and I would try to get Mother up and it was too hard for her. Or she would get up, I’d help her get dressed and then she’d be exhausted and couldn’t do it. We are in a different season now and she is sleeping a lot so I have learned to just go with that. I am much less stressed and I know she has got to be happier that her daughter isn’t pushing her so hard.
Now I get up on Sunday mornings and when everybody leaves I get my shower and get in a comfy chair and I read my bible and watch church on t.v. I enjoy this time. I like the quietness of the house. I can concentrate on what I’m learning. I am amazed at how God will replace things in your life when you give something up.
ANYway, back to yesterday. We have had family month the month of January. Each sermon has been centered on couples. Usually our pastor does a sermon on the men, then one on the women, then one on the children, then on the family as a whole. This year he said it was time to center in on couples. Divorce is rampant ~ even in church ~ and we have got to get to work!
Soo this month he has really hit it hard with us as man and wife. I kept up with it each week so David and I could discuss it. Then yesterday was the culmination of these sermons with a vow renewal service. Lots of the ladies dressed up (me included) to look nice for our grooms and after our pastor and his wife renewed their vows those who wanted went down front and renewed ours. It was awesome! Very meaningful.
At the part where you are to exchange rings ~ he had us hold our mate’s hand and touch the ring and repeat vows about the ring and it’s significance. Of course, I had to blubber thru half of it like I did at our wedding service seven years ago. But when you look into the eyes of this man who you really, truly love and he is looking into yours. And you know he really loves you, it’s just overwhelming. I am still amazed that this man knows me and likes me! It’s an awesome thing.
Talk to ya later:)