Wednesday, January 19, 2011

25 Days Until Valentines!

Courtney over at Women Living Well has been busy again! She has came up with a Valentine Challenge. I am really excited abut this challenge, because sometimes I forget to put Derreck before everyone else and he gets pushed further and further back. So with this challenge I can focus on putting Him back in second place where he belongs! (Second, because God is always first!)

Week 1 starts TODAY! Look for ways to praise your husband verbally. Praise him in front of the kids, friends, family, co-workers, on facebook, tweet it - get praise out anyway you can! Try to mention something noteworthy he has done - in his role as provider, father, husband, lover, or friend. If the thought of trying to come up with one terrifies you, then pray right now that God will give you new eyes to see your husband as God does. Then open your mouth and say something kind and uplifting to your husband today and tomorrow and the next day until Valentine's Day arrives!

We don't really celebrate Valentines Day like everyone else does, with all of the cards, chocolate, and flowers. Since we got married on Valentine's we honor our Anniversary. So it is a very special day to us, even if we don't go all out for the heartsy things.

This year we will be married for 9 years!!! It's crazy how fast time is going by.

For the past 9 years Derreck hasn't always walked a Godly walk. I thank God everyday, that he does now though! I thank God that Derreck is a man that lives his life according to the Bible at home, church, work, and in town. Derreck is a great man of Faith, and I know the only way he gets that faith is by listening to the Holy Spirit. Without Derreck being the Spiritual leader of our house, we couldn't have the marriage that we have today!!!

So today I want to thank my husband for taking God serious and being the leader he should be. I tink this is what I love the most about you Derreck!


  1. That is awesome Ginger!! What a fun challenge this will be!! Nice to meet you!!

  2. Ginger, We were married on Valentine's Day, too! It will be 24 years for us. Until this year, we've always made it about us, too, but finances are quite, we're staying home, and hoping the kids can spend the night at friends houses! ;-) What do you guys like to do? Nice to get to know you!