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Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Road Less Traveled...A Romantic Walk.

This morning, my husband invited me out for a walk with him. The weather was a typical beautiful New England morning in February. I posted a few photos to share with you the importance of making time... to make time with each other.

Sometimes we take each other for granted...not today. I felt like a teenage girl with him on a date before we were married & we became overwhelmed with...well life.

It was so refreshing to feel comfortable just walkin, & noticing Gods critters runnin for shelter once they heard us. I was either quietly expressing my gratitude, saying a couple of prayers, or cracking up at my husbands wit and spin on life. We werent tweaking out about what we didnt have, we were actually expressing to eachother the peace we both felt for having all we do.

Heck...we even held hands with each other!!!!

We both shared about the odds we as a couple in todays world, and especially in recovery, we have so far beaten, & prayerfully intend to beat the hell out of some more. Ronnie & I have been legally married for 11 & a half years but have been together for 18! that in of itself is a downright miracle. No siree...marriage isnt for cissies.

But I think the older we grow, the wiser we become....we pick our battles a little more carefully,we ask ourselves, how imprtant is "this" going to be in a month???....year???

I feel so blessed to have come to a place in our relationship where we worry less about things that used to make us crazy, and more about things that didnt. Does that make any sense at all? It will if youve been married for any length at time, or youre at least into your 40s.

Anyway, I just wanted to share our date with you. Im sure once the Superbowl game begins later today, our peace & quiet will be long husband isnt a quiet fan, but sure is an enthusiastic one. So Im off to prepare the buffulo wings, snacks, dips, and dinner.


Citygirl-Em said...

Hi Kat...girl, you have got me turned 3 shades of red. I don't deserve this flattery, but I do appreciate you and I understand now what you say about having a bond between women, even if we don't really meet eachother.

I enjoyed your post about your 'date' with your hubby. Just today, my husband and I had a bit of a talk about me becoming more independent, or maybe confident is a better choice of word. He was a bit resentful of how my attitude is lately and finally we had a talk and now we both understand eachother a bit more. I am reading this really informative book called the Female Brain. It explains the pysiological changes a woman's brain goes through during the course of her life which ultimately ends up changing her attitudes as she grow older, and adapts to her life stages.

I had a good time today with my hubby. Thanks for being such a great gal....hugs, Em

p.s. wanna trade blog links? I'll add yours now.

deb wilkinson said...

Wow! Those are great pics Kat. You guys make a very cute couple indeed!

And no, marriage isn't for sissies! I've been married for 16 years this month and boy, I gotta tell ya---I'm glad I am!!!

So I wanted to let you know that if you have any paperclay questions, just shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help any way I can. When I started out, I had NO ONE to help me and so I wasted a lot of that really expensive stuff!

My email is

Have a great day!


Robin said...

Wow....I looooooove the pics of your nature walk And you expressed so beautifully how you are growing together as individuals and as a couple.... How great that you enjoyed and expressed your gratitude for God's creation...and Keep on keepin on ..My hubby and I have been together for 34 years now....married for 32 ans we have 6 children...Our oldest was born while my hubby was still just 16 years old....We have been through SSSOOOO much together and it's the trials that make the bonds stronger...
Hugs and just wanted to say I'm glad I found your Blog and it brought a smile to my face and my spirit !!!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

What a delicious way to spend the day! Here's to many more!

Rilda Peel said...

Blessings Kat! and that is exactly what that day was and that is blessed. I have been with my hubby for 35 years but married 26. It was hard for me to believe that someone could love me so concerning marriage I was a sissie. By The Way {my nick name is sissie] maybe that played a factor in that too. hehe! Your pictures turned out great. I am so thrilled for you and hubby that you two are becoming one. The older we get the more we learn what is real and valuable. For me that is my hubby's love even though he never says it he definately shows me everyday. I speak blessings over you two beyond meausure and that NO thing will come against you and your marriage. In Jesus' Holy Name!! Lovingly, rilda

tattered 'n torn prims said...

How wonderful to have that special moment together!! After this many year (DH & I have been married 18yrs) it is really easy to take each other for granted!! Thanks for the reminder not too!!

Have a great day!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Awww Kat, looks like you and hubs had a wonderful time!!
Its so important to take the time to do these kind of things with our spouses because there will be a time when we won't be able to.

God bless...