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Friday, February 25, 2011

Quiet Me With Your Love

Zephaniah 3:17The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”








On the morning of Feb 23, my Amazing husband literally PLOWED SNOW (not just dragged bottom) to take me on our special get away...........

He drove for 7 hours to take me to a place I've always dreamed of going to........
Then we hiked a mile and a half through the snow. He insisted on packing our stuff..........The first 2 springs were occupied with people. Then he found me this little pool. Even though it was tepid, he got in anyway....... just for me.

Then he started to think it might be fun after all...........



If you snuggled by the big rock, it was a little bit warm so we stayed in there for an hour or two.
I decided he had suffered enough, so I told him we could check the other springs on the way out. Just a few feet away, he went off the trail to use the "boys room".

That's when he found this HEAVENLY HOT SPRING! It felt like hot bath water. It was clear and sandy. There was no sulfery smell - just fresh forest air. Behind this big rock, it was so hot you couldn't stay in it for long. It was isolated and private. A Snowy, calm, sunny day, age old trees and river around us, but it was just us. It was PURE HEAVEN...................... I'll never forget it as long as I live.............


Tons of snow, but Hot Hot Heaven in the center of a snowy EDEN.........

I NEVER wanted to leave, but there was a dinner date ahead. He had booked us a room at The Red Lion. Here we are about to head to Outback Steakhouse. I had been dreaming about eating there for 8 or 9 years and never had...... I'd also always wondered about the Red Lion.......
There were a lot of firsts for me on this Heavenly get away. The first time at a natural hot spring. The first time I realized how much I've taken for granted all these years....... I also think about that first barely warm spring as a symbol of a way of life we can choose to have in our marriages - just tepid - just getting by - just mediocre. It was a fun experience, but God has so much better for us if we will only stumble across His precepts........ The second one was spacious, hot, HEAVENLY. I never wanted to leave it. I wanted to bask in it forever. Its off the beaten path, away from where most people travel. Its hard to find, but one you'd never want to turn away from. That's the kind of marriage I want to live in from now on. I don't want to just co-exist. I want to be everything a wife can be. With God's help, I'm going to learn............










8 comments:

Amber said...

Beautiful post!
What an amazing getaway for you two. Thanks for sharing. It sounds absolutly wonderful.
So glad you had a great time.

I love the thoughts about marriage just being mediocre, and making it great. Taking the less traveled path sometimes has the best rewards and the most peace.

Becky said...

Gorgeous pictures! What an amazing chapter in your marriage. Isn't the Lord wonderful? So awesome!! It makes me well up with tears remembering the precious moments He has brought into my own marriage. Thanks for sharing. :)

Romantic Dinner said...

OH Yeah fantastic your all photo's and Amazing your idea for love. Interesting your this post and very nice your thought .

baili said...

oh dear lord ,thanks for such amazing amazing sharing dear ,how can you forget it dear ,even i will not forget it,since my husband is also preparing for get away kind of vacation and i can feel it will be quite surprise.

really enjoyed reading your beautiful feelings along lovely pics , marriage is a garden can be keep green forever with such precious moments.god bless and yes each day makes us learn and grow more in each relationship.

Mama Bear said...

I LOVED this post! What a romantic time for you two. So meaningful in how you received it from the Lord. He's awesome! And I love Outback Steakhouse. I feel a bit privileged because there is one just 7 mins from my house. I will think of you everytime I eat there. Maybe next date night : )

The pictures were great, they captured your love well. Praise God for the encouragement! May your love grow closer and deepen from this moment between you two lovebirds.

Momma Bug said...

Looks like fun! Would be better perhaps when not 7 months pregnant, but then...
AJ took me to the coast this weekend and we had that kind of wonderful time together. I hope the Lord gifts us with many years together, but it's hard to see how it could get any better than it already is!

I'm so glad you two enjoy each other - you're pretty blessed!

Love and missing you back!
(and arriving back to Idaho next week),
Analene

THE OLD GEEZER said...

What a great way to relax and unwind :-)

Hotel in Brugge said...

Romantic Your Pics and nice location . Cool idea for love and nice story shared . good look and interesting this post