Friday, December 08, 2006

Houston Date Nights

One night during dinner, Dave & I talked about how God might be using this time to prepare us for a future trial to come. Knowing full well there will be MORE! Guarantee!

We know that ....
#1 Our marriage is withstanding a very difficult trial. It has actually strengthened our commitment.
#2 Not knowing our future, helps us to continue to capture the everyday moments as a blessing in our family. Even taking a breath. I have always loved being at home with the boys. Today though it is even more evident of that love.
#3 Prayer is more vital & real than ever before.
#4 Happiness is NOT the same as joy.
#5 Being thankful for the time we have had together as a couple & family. Also thankful that God has allowed to show me (Kate) that my time is limited. I truly never have dwelled on my demise. We all die at some time, yet I just thought "OK". As stated in a prior blog, I am not worried or fearful of death for I am confirmed in knowing I will be in heaven. It is leaving the boys here that I do NOT like. I know that life on earth is temporary.

I am all too comfortable here on earth. I love my life. I love my sons. I love my husband. I love it all. I love my friends. I love to socialize. I love to plan an event. I love to talk. : ) (all the bloggers laugh and say that is so right about the talking part)

thankful for dates with my spouse, lover, friend - kate


Anonymous said...

Kate & Dave-

It is so beautiful to see God bring about renewed passion and focus and joy through this trial in your lives.

I admire your ability to see the greater good in the midst of your strife. Thank you for being so honest and open about your experiences. You are a blessing to those around you.

Love, Ramona

Anonymous said...

Dear Kate,
When I read your post titled, "Surprise, Surprise, Surprise," I laughed out loud! Not just that you named the tumor Benny, but also because of your description of your painting habits.
Then when I read this post, I cried. It is a gift to us that you share your thoughts. It helps me feel connected to you as I think of you and pray for you. It feels personal in a way that it couldn't if I heard only the facts, and that (along with the prompting of the Holy Spirit) then encourages me to pray all the more!
I am so glad that you have such a great relationship with Dave, and that it is being strengthened by this trial! Others long for what you two have.
Hope your weekend is relaxing and fun with the boys!
Love, Tiffani Gibbs