|Dan and I celebrated 21 years of marriage at the beginning of February and we had plans to go to the beach for the weekend but Dan ended up getting sick so we had to put it on hold....Then this past weekend we were excited to get up and go but our pipes had frozen solid and we had no water not to mention waiting to see if they would thaw with no problems....|
|To top it off we find out the hotel we normally go to and love charged us but did not reserve our room and they were sold out...I was like,"Okay God I am not going to get frustrated right now but I really want to go out of town with my husband." 😅|
|I called a place we had never been, Casa Laguna and told them our last minute dilemma and they were so great. They upgraded us to a nicer room than we would have reserved and were just really thoughtful. Our room had this patio with a beautiful view of the garden and ocean.|
|It was cool outside but sunny so we walked and talked and ate and walked some more and ate even more ha! We have our favorite cafe's down there and spots to walk to on the beach so it was very relaxing. I was thinking how it doesn't feel like 21 years on one hand but on the other it really does. Like how can we be old enough to be married 21 years? But then I love that we can talk a ton and also just sit and be quiet and still and it's not weird. It's just comfortable in a good way.|
|Great views that never get old.|
|I was reading today how Billy Graham was married to his wife Ruth for 63 years and how people would question her decision to not pursue her dreams when she and Billy met and got married because she wanted to stay home with their kids and also support his ministry. I love how God took that obedience and love for her husband and grew her ministry and outreach and how together they served and loved on so many people. Like the world tells you to look out for number one but really that is the polar opposite of why we are here. I want to be married for 63 years. I want to be Dan's biggest fan and cheerleader. I want to be "others" centered so God can use us in our marriage. To not only grow old together but to grow wiser together. This is a quote I love and want to put on my wall;|
The most loving thing we can do for others is to love God more than we love them. For if we love God most, we will love others best.-John Piper-
Isn't this true for our marriages?
Be blessed friends.