So it's been a while since I've written. We've dealt with sickness (all five of us had a virus), play dates, Elizabeth Ministry meetings & gatherings, our oldest son's birthday (the big 0-5!), party planning then party canceling, family visiting from out of town, and most importantly, rejoicing in Jesus rising from the dead!
About a month ago, my very dear friend chased Mr. Faithful down after a Sunday Mass. She dared him...and I am so very glad he accepted the dare.
On the way home that morning, before telling me, he dared me. He said it with a smile (I love that handsome smile by the way!), "I want us to do this together...I need you to trust me and accept the dare first before I tell you exactly what it is." So I trusted my husband and accepted it. He then proceeded to tell me, The 1,000 Things I'm Grateful For Dare. What we have done over the last 4 weeks has been life changing for the better. We have experienced a joy in our home that we feel has never been!
I'm so very grateful for Faithful Friend...so I want to make a point right now to tell her...I LOVE YOU!!! I LOVE YOUR UNCONDITIONAL FAITH AND LOVE FOR CHRIST AND I ADMIRE HOW YOU JUST KNOW WHEN YOU ARE BEING CALLED!!!!!
Seeing my husband have joy in his eyes again makes me well up with (happy!) tears! Watching him enjoy his time with our Faithful Boys brings me a happiness I can never explain in words. God's love is ever present in our home, and now Mr. Faithful is finally 100% on board with our family's journey to Christ!
For those who have not been keeping up with my blog, Mr. Faithful went through quite a bit of health problems last year. From two cancer scares to possible Chron's Disease to finally a diagnosis of low testosterone, he was mentally and physically not available to his family, friends and co workers. He finally decided to heal himself spiritually (and medically for the testosterone) and wow, what a difference! And now the Dare has brought him even to a better state of being for not only himself, but for our marriage and children.
We have always figured out a way to triumph over obstacles...this time it was not our doing...this was definitely the Holy Spirit blessing us with such a fabulous gift! I believe God has granted us this joy because of how faithful we have been to Him through the hardships we have endured. I thank You, Heavenly Father, for sending us Your love through Your faithful followers and through this Dare!
So, with all this being said, do you feel the need to be a better person for Jesus, your spouse, children, friends? Do it, I dare you.