Loving my love & A Giveaway!

29 October 2013

A beautiful weekend has left and my marital batteries on are super charge. My husband and I had a wonderful weekend to just focus on us. As hard as it was it was to step back from it all it was so worth being backed up in the email and photo editing department to spend time with him. You never realize how attached you are to your cellphone until you leave home without it on accident or on purpose. On our Thursday night dinner I made the conscious decision to leave my cellphone home, I knew I would not be talking on the phone but I didn't want to Instagram, tweet, email or anything else. Right before we walked out of the apartment my husband said "babe you're leaving your phone". I said "I know"and continued to walk out of the door. He looked surprised but didn't say a word and I tried to pretend like I wasn't regretting the decision! Haha!

We had a wonderful, quiet, and romantic dinner. While we waited for our food we actually held hands and talked like when we were courting! My husband brought his cellphone but he didn't need it because I was actually keeping him company this time. Dinner was amazing but nothing beats the conversations we had. We talked about our present and our future. We talked about how so much had changed in a positive way between us. Even if we talked about nothing the fact that we were having a real focused conversation meant a lot to him. I could tell because he was smiling more than he had in a while. And after last weeks mouth fiasco I was glad to be the sunshine in day again.

You know throughout these months of working on our marriage God has taught me so much about myself. He's showed me where I do well and where I need work. More than anything he showed me that his grace is sufficient in everything including living this day to day life as a wife. As of today we have been married for 3041 days that's 8 years 3 months and 27 days and I still can't believe we have made it this far. No doubt we love each other but I never thought any man could love me enough to stick around. But God knew exactly what he was doing when he brought this guy in my life. At 18 years old when I walked down the aisle I didn't fathom how blessed I truly was! I am so glad to be seeing the light now.

This marriage challenges me to die to myself everyday and I can feel the parts of me that are dying. I am still not perfect and likely will never be but I can see the progress that has been made in being a better wife. I am currently praying on what next month's goals will be. This month I worked on being my husband's biggest cheerleader, in September I worked on serving him, and in August I worked on being patient, kind, and a better listener. I am excited yet a little afraid of what challenges the next month will hold.

Your Turn: Did you have any goals for your marriage this month? How did you do? Feel free to link up your post by clicking the link below!

P.S I am sharing the Do's and Don'ts of a housewife and a lovely photo giveaway on my sweet friend Susannah's blog. Please stop by to check out the post and enter the giveaway!!!


  1. So so sweet!!! You brought little tears to my eyes cause you sound so relaxed and content in this post. It is such a rewarding thing to just sit, spend time together and look into each others eyes. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming, how can I just "sit there'. but when you mentally say i will block it all out before you do something, sometimes I find, for me, it really helps. And leaving your phone at home was your thing to really give you that extra boost you just knew you needed - and check out that reward.....one big smile!!! So sweet. So glad for you. So sweet!!!!

  2. Love this!! I also left my cell phone behind when we went to dinner recently and my husband had the same exact reaction! It felt good not having that tie- to look down and check -and to be fully in the moment!

  3. So blessed by you and your wisdom. Every stinkin time ;) I just love your pursuit of marriage and that you make love a verb, not a feeling!! Thank you Charity for encouraging all of us.

  4. This is great. Marriage is such a blessing in my life.

  5. Love it love it love it! For years, I give my hubby quality time on my schedule---not when he most needed it. I realized that I wasn't being fair...or kind...or the unselfish wife that God commanded me to me---How awful would my life be if God only hear my cries when it was convenient for Him!?! I put the phone/laptop/tablet down and just cuddle up with him the way that we used to do. Love is best when God is first. Love is most when God is first. Love keeps God's commands first.

    I love reading your posts!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

  6. I've been keeping my phone tucked away more and more lately. It helps so much to be tuned in to our conversations! Good move to leave it at home. "Out of sight out of mind" works wonders.

  7. Loved this story!! I need to leave my phone at home because my hubby is always mentioning that I stay on my phone. I think just having that time with him alone with no distractions who be so lovely. I'm actually thinking of starting married goals in November. November 2nd is my birthday so to start the month out with a bang!!


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