Happy 2nd Wedding Anniversary!

13 Nov

I Love You Always and Forever 🙂

Time flies real fast!

I’ve known you for +- 4 years now, and been tied up in a wonderful marriage for the last two years, and every moment with you is priceless!

Now that you have also been a daddy to our wonderful daughter – Aimee- my love for you grows even stronger seeing how you become a wonderful, amazing, cool, and fun-to-be-with Daddy! 😉

I love you so much my dear, I will never become how I am now if I never meet you.

You shape me into a more mature woman and mother to Aimee.

Thank you so much for being my greatest best friend; love spending our time together doing things we love to do together (eating, window shopping, watching TV), love to be able to tell and discuss everything with you!

Happy wedding anniversary once again my honey, love you so much, always.

Note: Even though today we are in two different continents, God has given us the most amazing wedding anniversary ever!!! Praise the Lord God for the “gift”!!!!

Let Christ be glorified in our marriage.

 

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“Another Thank You”

8 Jul

Another one thing I would like to thank you and the Lord…
Thank you for your DETERMINATION,
Thank you for not giving up in difficult times like this,
Thank you for being a responsible husband & daddy-to-be,
They’re all very meaningful to me…

Love you always my sweetheart 🙂

God is the Savior of Our Marriage :)

1 Jun

Through this post I just want to thank You Lord, for being the Head of our family..
I know sometimes I want to be the ‘Head’ instead, want all my needs to be fulfilled by my husband, wanting him to understand my feeling 100%, and other unmet expectations that maybe can only happen in movies anyway.
Yet eventually I end up with a gratitude feeling in my heart.
Not only in our sweetest moments of togetherness I can taste God’s goodness & faithfulness, but also through many fights!

God is able to change my heart somehow, to ‘let go and let God’ and to see things that make we fight aren’t the most important things in this world anyway, so why we give the devil chance to separate and create barrier between us!?

And this change in heart, I know it is definitely not my own work.
I could be so stubborn at times, but when I let God to take control and let Him to finish the problem with His way (not insisting with mine), there is a warm feeling inside my heart erasing all the anger and suddenly my heart just feels peace! And for me, this is a miracle!
Just like what Jesus said to Nicodemus, the work of Holy Spirit is like wind (John 3:8). We can’t see the wind but we can feel it. And this change in my heart is the result of the Holy Spirit who lives in me!

What I regret is, many times there is still a ‘delay’ in me to let God take over of the matter… My selfishness and ego rule over me rather than direct submission to God (and my husband). This what has made some times wasted just for us ‘being silent and cold toward each other’, when the truth is, God has provided the way of reconciliation right in our eyes!
Teach me Lord to be humble and to be loving at all times toward my husband, especially in times when I feel he doesn’t fulfill my need or doesn’t listen to my expectation.

To conclude this one, through fights I learn more of how God wants me to be, to be that ‘woman precious more than rubies’ (Proverbs 31:10), not only through sweet moments between us…
And in the end I’m always back falling in love with you, even much much more than before.. 🙂
Praise Him who lives in our marriage 🙂

“Thank You for This Marriage, Father”

3 May

I may not have everything I want in this world,
But I have you,
As my wonderful husband,
To love and be loved by you is such an extravagant feeling,
I still could not believe I am together with you now,
How I’ve been waiting for someone through a long wait,
And in the end it’s worth it,
So much worth it,
God never lies,
God always gives His best reward to those who are faithful in waiting,
Who are humble to depend on Him in choosing our lifepartner

I can only say thank You Lord,
Your grace is so amazing in our marriage,
And I believe it will always be,
Because You are present here,
As the head of our family,
As the Source of love itself,
May it always flourish from our heart,
Forever and ever,
Amen 🙂

“True Christian Marriage is Easily Loving, Easily Giving and Easily Forgiving”

16 Mar

Somebody sent this email to me this morning… have a read, it’s so wonderful and make me cherish even more every moment I spend with my husband who as sweet as honey and sugar 😛

When I was a little girl, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage, and extremely burned toast in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his toast, smile at my mom, and ask me how my day was at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that toast and eat every bite!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad for burning the toast. And I’ll never forget what he said: “Baby, I love burned toast.” Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his toast burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, “Debbie, your momma put in a hard day at work today and she’s real tired. And besides—a little burnt toast never hurt anyone!” In bed that night, I thought about that scene at dinner…and the kindness my daddy showed my mom. To this day, it’s a cherished memory from my childhood that I’ll never forget. And it’s one that came to mind just recently when Jack and I sat down to eat dinner.

I had arrived home late…as usual…and decided we would have breakfast food for dinner. Some things never change, I suppose! To my amazement, I found the ingredients I needed, and quickly began to cook eggs, turkey sausage, and buttered toast. Thinking I had things under control, I glanced through the mail for the day. It was only a few minutes later that I remembered that I had forgotten to take the toast out of the oven! Now, had it been any other day — and had we had more than two pieces of bread in the entire house — I would have started all over. But it had been one of those days and I had just used up the last two pieces of bread. So burnt toast it was! As I set the plate down in front of Jack, I waited for a comment about the toast. But all I got was a “Thank you!” I watched as he ate bite by bite, all the time waiting for some comment about the toast. But instead, all Jack said was, “Babe, this is great. Thanks for cooking tonight. I know you had a hard day.”

As I took a bite of my charred toast that night, I thought about my mom and dad…how burnt toast hadn’t been a deal-breaker for them. And I quietly thanked God for giving me a marriage where burnt toast wasn’t a deal-breaker either! You know, life is full of imperfect things…and imperfect people. I’m not the best housekeeper or cook. And you might be surprised to find out that Jack isn’t the perfect husband! He likes to play his music too loud, he will always find a way to avoid yard work, and he watches far too many sports. Believe it or not, watching “Golf Academy” is not my idea of a great night at home! But somehow, in the past 37 years, Jack and I have learned to accept the imperfections in each other.

Over time, we have stopped trying to make each other in our own mold and have learned to celebrate our differences. You might say that we’ve learned to love each other for who we really are! For example, I like to take my time, I’m a perfectionist, and I’m even-tempered. I tend to work too much and sleep too little. Jack, on the other hand, is disciplined, studious, an early riser, and is a marketer’s dream consumer. I count pennies, and Jack could care less! Where he is strong, I am weak, and vice versa. And while you might say that Jack and I are opposites, we’re also very much alike. I can look at him and tell you what he’s thinking. I can predict his actions before he finalizes his plans. On the other hand, he knows whether I’m troubled or not the moment I enter a room.

We share the same goals. We love the same things. And we are still best friends. We‘ve travelled through many valleys and enjoyed many mountaintops. And yet, at the same time, Jack and I must work every minute of every day to make this thing called “marriage” work!

What I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each other’s faults – and choosing to celebrate each other’s differences – is the one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting marriage relationship.

And that’s my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your married life and lay them at the feet of Jesus. Because in the end, He’s the only One who will be able to give you a marriage where burnt toast isn’t a deal-breaker!

This is my prayer for all my marriage friends too!! 🙂

May we continue to worship and glorify God in our marriage, amen 🙂

 

 

“Love keeps no record of wrongs”

25 Dec

Wow! Once again I’m so amazed by how God use the book of ‘Love Language Minute Devotional’ by Gary Chapman to bless our relationship n’ my soul!

I feel in these several days, due to tensions from our lack of certain need, our relationship becomes a little bit ‘edgy’… Whenever the issue of this need arised, we become more sensitive in discussing it due to the pressure.. Then this morning as I prayed, I could still feel the hurt & disappointment.. But then as I’m left here alone, I read Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions, for My own sake, and remembers your sins no more, and I am so amazed how great His love is for me.. He does not only forgive my sins, but also (even greater) remember no more my sins!!! Why shouldn’t I do the same with my husband!?

God promised, ‘He will never think of them (our sins) again”, what a promise!
Thanks Jesus for giving me Your example, I only need to follow You.. Simply follow..
Thanks for reminding me to forget the past, concentrating instead on the future & our end goal (Philippians 3:13-14) – to live a Christlike life.

Father, on this Christmas Day, I want to thank You for sending Jesus to the world to save us.
His sacrifice makes it possible for You to forgive us and forget the past!
Please help me to stop looking back at my spouse’s past failures and rehashing the hurt.
Instead, I want to look forward to the growth and reconciliation we can experience in the future. Show me how to forgive and love like You do, Lord.

Merry Christmas everyone!!! 🙂

R.E.S.P.E.C.T

24 Nov

I really enjoy our conversation this morning… We were discussing about something that is pretty serious.. While you were talking, I asked God what response I should give to you.. Then when you lead the prayer, I got one word that you mentioned as rhema for me, that word is “Respect”..

Ephesians 5:21 says,

“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ”

Submit to one another means both husband and wife, not mere either one. It is only the application that’s different.

Verse 22-24 say,

For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything

While for husbands, verse 25-30 say,

For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church”.

I come to remember one old song sung by Aretha Franklin called R.E.S.P.E.C.T
Maybe this song is a part of feminism movement that was booming decades ago and it’s good in some part, teaching men to more appreciate women. However, it may boost women’s ego to wrong places, making them to forget their part to obey God’s words – to submit to their husbands. Many women tend to be more dominant (even become a dictator) over their husbands, esp if their husbands are ‘happy-go-lucky’ type of man.

When I said my marriage vow, I’ve promised to submit and obey you. This doesn’t make my self esteem lower. I’m not at the weaker side when I’m obeying you, because marriage isn’t about who’s strong and weak anyway.
God makes us as ONE, to complete one and another.. Without you I am weak, without me you are weak.. We are not to compete, but to complete..

By God’s grace, it is my desire to become a wife who’s submissive in everything to you, as the head of our family.. A wife who support you with all my heart, soul, and body.. A wife who is able to lift you up to higher place, not to pull you down.. A wife who is full of respect and love…

When I said my marriage vow, I know these are my responsibilty as well as my privileges..
And I trust in you to love me fully as you love and care for your own body..

We are to complete one another. Let there be Christ’s love everyday in our love and life 🙂

XoXo