The theme of the retreat this year was "All Because Two People Fell In Love". Our pastor & his wife led us in games (feeding our blindfolded husbands doughnuts from a string among others) & a devotion about the story when Jacob first sees Rachel in Genesis. Then we all took a look at our family pictures , listened to the Brad Paisley song entitled "All Because Two People Fell in Love" & made lists of all the things we have because of the love we share with our spouses. WOW. I had never thought about it before. Of course I realize Chris brings a lot to my life. But I had never really thought about the many things in my life that have been affected because the Lord brought Chris to me. Some of the list toppers in our group were: he taught me about farming, she (or he) taught me how to cook, she gave birth to our children, he works so I can stay home, she taught me how to love, he encourages me to try new things, she helped me have a better relationship with my mother, seeing his faith increases mine. (Those were just a few of MANY--some funny, some silly, some serious, & many tear jerkers!) It was a powerful exercise!
We had a great weekend! Great fellowship, great food, great shopping (yipee!) Couldn't wait to pick up the kiddos yesterday (Lu came running at me, arms open wide---what an awesome feeling!) It's good to be home!
Now it's your turn: take a minute & think about it. What do you have in your life today that is a direct result of falling in love with your husband? Leave me a comment, I'm dying to hear what you have to say. How has your life changed because you fell in love?