Saturday, December 16, 2006

Time with Paul

For the past five months, neither one of us mentioned it too much, but Paul and I have really missed each other. While we were taking care of Katy we were pulling together. We researched and prayed a lot together staying focused on the job at hand, which was to provide for Katy. Now it seems we have some time to enjoy going out again as a couple.

Friday afternoon I called Paul at the office and asked if he’d like to go out on a date. He said, “Yes, I sure would.” I put him through the ultimate test and asked if he would mind taking me shopping. He still said yes! We drove to Lynchburg and had a lovely evening, visiting several stores and finally ending up browsing through Barnes and Noble. We would start out browsing together and get distracted by another table of books and find ourselves drifting further away from each other. We would look up from time to time, spot each other, and make our way back together. It was nothing super romantic, but it sure is good to look across a room and see the one you love standing there. The one that laughs with you, cries with you, and holds your hand through thick and thin. We have shared the last thirty-two years together and will celebrate another anniversary on December twenty-ninth. These past five months have been the hardest we’ve had in our married life, mainly because the storm of Katy’s illness was so fierce. But through it all, the steadiness of a faithful spouse was a real gift from God.

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. So for all the single people out there reading this blog praying for a spouse like that, keep praying, and stay faithful. You never know what surprises God has in store for you.

  1. Sandy Says:

    Dear Katy’s Mom,

    Thank you for this post (and every post you write actually!). These are treasures and reminders of the need for honoring family and being faithful. I am so glad that you and Paul shared that evening together. What a special time. I am one of those singles out there who prays for that kind of relationship in my future, and I am joyful thinking that God has a special surprise in store for me.

    Prayers continue for your family, and I hope your Christmas is filled with blessings.

  2. Deana Says:

    Dawn - you spoke to my heart! I am still reading your blog and am delighted to read how wonderful you are all doing. Have a blessed Christmas!


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