Sorry for the hiatus in blogging, but we've been busy showing my brother and his wife around the Land of the Morning Calm... i.e. Korea. We've been having an absolutely wonderful time with them and I can't believe they are already leaving on Saturday! It's too soon!
The Love Dare is a 40 day "Dare" for married couples. Every day there is a challenge to better yourself and put your partner and your marriage first. Every day you are challenged to unconditionally love your spouse. Because Lent happens to be 40 days, we decided it's the perfect time to sacrifice our selfish nature and really focus on each other. I'm really excited about this and feel that it'll really help build our marriage. And quite honestly I'm hoping it'll really weed out some of my very real flaws in our relationship.
So today was day 1... and of course we are already off a day so we'll be putting day 1 and 2 together. But the challenge for day one is patience. ouch. This is one of those many flaws that smack me right in the face, and truthfully sabotage a healthy relationship. I mean are they just trying to take me down right in the beginning? Why not start with something easy like, give your partner a kiss...? I could do that. And it would be so easy. sigh... ahhh challenges. Impatience is just a part of me, waiting is so hard, and as for having grace and patience with others... sooooo difficult. For some reason I feel that Jon will have a much easier time with a lot of these tasks. But I guess this is the growing, accomplishment, and change I was aching for in one my last post. So here it goes, tomorrow we'll start (as it's 12:30 a.m. in korea right now) And we'll see what day 1 and day 2 bring. Pray for patience.
Oh and I'm also giving up pop (yes I am from Minnesota... ) somehow I think that'll be a bit easier...
Any of you take part in Lent??