The love month was not so lovely, because my love was not around for two weeks! But still February was good, because the Lord is good, I had so much to be thankful for pa din!
Day before my husband left, we had biglaang breakfast date at Early Bird Breakfast Club in Nuvali. Since, he’s leaving and it’s Valentines Day the next day, I thought of why not make our breakfast extra special.
I thank God for His Word that I kept in my heart while my husband is away. In John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” It’s our first time to be separated (physically) after we get married. So we’re really anxious about how our 2 weeks will be. But somehow, God impressed in our hearts, that my husband assignment in Japan for two weeks is God’s will and it is good! The Bible says “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) Though it’s really sad for both of us, because we’ll definitely miss each other, we accept and just enjoy our few weeks apart.
I took advantage of this time to spend time with my family. I thank Nanay and Jell who slept over in our home during weekend and welcomes me back home during weekends. My sister and I also spent time together shopping, spa, eating (our favorites), going to service (like we used to do when I’m still single). I also had a chance to catch-up with Mami Myrns at home.
It was a great month for my career too! This February, I received a regular employee status in Maxim, finally transferred to our own office space and having Lester in our team makes the working environment happier! Though, there were still challenges, but I’m grateful that I’m enjoying what I do, and had friends at work.
I also joined Team Aldous food review event this month, you can check out my post about my new favorite Pasta & Pizza in the South “Nonna’s.”
I also learned more about God’s love and marriage from our church series topic “Heart Truth” and my key takeaway are… (Check out Victory podcast Heart Truth series here)
Successful marriage is a great union between two forgivers.
In our 5 months together as couple, Mark and I had several disagreements. During those times I prefer to have alone times, cried and prayed to God. My husband will just give me the space that I needed. Then after few minutes or hours, he will hold my hand or hug me and say sorry… Or if I know that I hurt him too, I’ll hold his hand, hug and kiss him and say sorry. Then, we forgive each other and we’re good and at peace.
Real marriage must be seen in the perspective of the One who initiated it.
The Lord loves us unconditionally so we must love and respect our spouse unconditionally too! Selfless love, the kind of love that Jesus gave to us. He died for us, gave His life so we can be save.
I was also reminded of husband’s and wife role. Where husband gives spiritual direction, the head lover, provider, defender and must brings the glory of his wife, and the wife on the other hand is the nourisher, household caretaker, submissive partner, births children, encourager and must brings out the strength of her husband.
While the husband is away… Too bad that I failed one of his bilin! I was not able to locked our house when I left home. The house was unlocked for almost 3 days. But when we knew it, as I checked nothing was lost, all our properties were safe! Thank you God, that He protects our home! After this incident I remain anxious, thinking of what should I do? My husband comforted me at this time and he said its alright! I just bought a new lock, and the padlock will always remind me and my husband that as long as we seek God first we are safe! Because Psalm 127:1 was engraved in it!
And that’s my February! love, love, love everyone! God bless you!