I was in the grocery store this afternoon and I heard a man say “Mira…” as he chuckled…
Obviously I knew he didn’t want ME to LOOK…but I understood what he said so I looked anyway.
I saw this middle aged Mexican man holding two cantaloupes up to his chest while facing his wife and making ‘eyes’ at her. I saw the look on her face and knew then that God was speaking to me.
I started this bible study six weeks ago called ‘Discerning the voice of God’. It has been eye opening. Its not like I’m learning things that I feel like I’ve never heard before but I guess sometimes you just have to be in the right place.
The first day it asks you to make a list of personal circumstances that are troubling you and to focus on those things as you go through the study. I listed my marriage. That was my list.
Not my husband, but my marriage.
I want a marriage like my parents. They have been married for 40 years. They love, honor and respect one another. They have arrived. They did it.
I thought for sure I would be a great spouse, I mean, look what I have modeled for me! It is beyond me why I stink at it so bad. Anyhow, I have been praying and praying and praying that God would show me what to do and He has. He really has. Do you know that if you ask God for something and then you LISTEN for His answer…He will give you one. (listening is key)
Cory and I had this serious conversation tonight about this and that. You know the one. The one you have every few months or so. I imagine the time in between gets longer as you get older…or maybe you just learn each other by then. I don’t know. Anyway, he was telling me that he felt like I wanted a ‘Ned Flanders’ or something and he just can’t be that for me. I realized then and there (or maybe it was little later when I saw the man in the grocery store) that I had exactly what I wanted. Its like I created this thing in my head of what I thought a husband, my husband, would be like. This spiritual head of the household, perfect, flawless, ridiculous man who would NEVER hold cantaloupes up to his chest and pretend they were boobs. Apparently ALL men hold produce up to various parts of their body and pretend it is another part of their body. It is just reality. And I think I like it. I think it would be boring to be married to Ned Flanders. I love what I have and I love what it took for God to show me that.
My husband is brave and handsome.
My husband is an amazing father.
My husband is the provider and the hardest worker.
My husband is strong and forgiving and patient.
My husband adores me and shame on me for not making him feel the same way for the last eight years.
Oh yeah…and my husband like beer. And, I’m okay with it. ☺
Ask Him and He will answer. It is not always what you want to hear. But He will answer. You just have to listen, and beware, sometimes He speaks in Spanish.
…a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping…
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Ok, since there ARE five of you. I'm tagging you. Here is the deal. I was tagged by Mona.
The game is that you have to immediately take a picture of yourself once you have been tagged and post it.
No primping, no fixing anything, no looks into the mirror to check this or that. Just exactly what we really look like.
I got to say...I like it :)
So now for those I would like to see....
Marty Enniss (although I know you already did it so you don't have to do it again. You are just one of my five!)
Mona Enniss (you are exempt as well)
You guys are all great. Thanks for being my five!
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Sunday, January 25, 2009
Ok, again this is what we refer to as the 'money shot'. This was the day where Mona and I were the cool moms and took our kids to Disneyland when it was raining! Turns out we were not the only ones. It was a little busier that we expected. Wonderful none the less.
Is that Zoe posing?
Wait, is Zoe posing again?
Merry Go Round...and yet another pose being striked.
Brotherly and Sisterly love. Captain wouldn't join the hugfest for this one. He was ready to rock!
We had a great day and just marveled at how big our kids are getting.
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Saturday, January 17, 2009
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