This year has had a bit of a rough start.
A time of growing through a valley is what I’ve decided it must be.
In the valley is where we must grow, for only with strength acquired through the growth will we be able to stand on the mountaintop! <— Tweet! Tweet!
Through the valley the hardest thing for me to do is choose to love.
I would rather draw back into seclusion until the distance in my marriage seems to lessen.
Yet, I am learning that this does not help the growth or strength process.
This last week is a big week in my family.
My stepson’s birthday is the 11th, Valentine’s Day is the 14th and hubby’s birthday is the 16th.
It is a busy and fun week in our home! Lots of celebrating to be found.
This year, I didn’t want to do anything.
I wanted to just skip that week.
Except, it would have been selfish and wrong.
So instead I chose to love through my valley.
My kiddos and my hubby.
Loving them, and growing in strength.
My stepson wasn’t at our home on his birthday, so I chose the next day that he would be with us to celebrate.
Which was also Valentine’s Day. LOL
I made his and hubby’s favorite dinner…. Tacos
As well as their favorite cake….. Triple Chocolate Bliss Cake
I made everyone their Valentine’s Day Goodies too!
It was a very busy day in the kitchen!
For hubby’s birthday, I took him away for the weekend and rented a snowmobile for a day.
This was not an easy choice for me, and there were times that I almost cancelled the entire trip.
I am learning that nothing worth doing is gonna be easy.
My marriage is priceless.
Thus it won’t be easy.
I know that it is worth it.
For one day I know I will stand on the mountaintop!