Tomorrow, a friend of Brandon's is getting married in Louisville. We are going....ALONE! How pumped am I to be alone with Brandon? Alone enough that I don't have to rush through my dinner to make sure to get back and nurse a baby before bed! Awesome.
I remember when we went through our premarital counseling. We studied lots of verses on marriage, but may favorite is the illustration in Ephesians 5. Brandon is to love me the way that Christ loved the church, and in turn, I am to submit to him as the church does to Christ. I think our culture puts too much negative emphasis on the "submit" aspect of this illustration, as if Brandon rules over me with an iron fist...that he bosses me around...that he makes decisions without talking with me about it. True, pure submission, creates not only a God honoring marriage, but also unity, safety, joy, peace, happiness, etc. etc...God's smart...He knew what he was doing in creating a model for marriage. Only when we stray from these principles do our marriages fail.Anyway...I got off on a tangent...sorry:) (Hey!...I've had NO adult interaction today:)
I haven't had much time with JUST Brandon this past year. I am looking forward to focusing on him, my first priority.