Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Reaffirming Our Vows

We have been taking a class at our new church for the last 9 weeks.  It is called "Growing  a Healthy Marriage."  It has been one of the best things we have done since we moved here.  There were ten wonderful couples in our class.  At the beginning we had to take a Couple's Check-Up.  This showed us our strengths and weaknesses as a couple based on how each of us viewed things.  We have spent the classes working through each aspect of this check-up like communication, conflict management, finance, family, etc....  This class has been so reassuring to me because it showed that we are just like a lot of other couples.  Our biggest problems have been our differences in communication.  We don't really "fight" or have disagreements.  We just aren't always on the same wavelength when trying to communicate.  Since we realized this, we have made an effort to work on our communication skills.  It has really paid off.  We are communicating with each other better than ever!  We are not perfect by any means, but we are working on it.

Tonight was the last night of class.  One of the pastors came in to lead all the participating couples in reaffirming their vows. I felt like we were back on June 23, 2007 and saying those vows for the first time.  The words were the same.  We looked at each other the same.  I got all teary-eyed the same.  I feel all refreshed and totally blessed to have  such an amazing husband that supports me in anything I do.  I wish I could be half as good to him as he is to me.  I'm going to work on that!  I know that God will lead me through the difficult times (aka: separation) we have ahead.  But, now I will have the memories of us saying our vows to each other....twice.  That is completely priceless.  I am so thankful God has brought this amazing man into my life and I pray that I never forget how lucky I am.

Saying our vows at our wedding.


  1. Aww, I wish my husband would take a class with me!