Remembering Always that He First Loved Us
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear — because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. [This is why we love Jesus] because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)
Our first date was awkward, even though we had been neighbors for almost 2 years. Indeed, sitting in a hockey rink surrounded by people was weird. We talked about all kinds of things. Throughout, my son was a great buffer. As we walked home, I thought to myself “I don’t think he likes me the same as I like him.” He insisted on paying for his own ticket to the hockey game – lol – even though I had already bought the tickets long before game time. Our second date was a little less weird. We went for a drive and then out for lunch. But the moment his heated seats in the car turned on was awkward because I was left wondering why all of a sudden my bottom was really warm 😉 On the positive, my son was so excited to be going out for a drive and lunch. It was fun.
Our third date was delayed for a few weeks since hubby goes on the road for work. When he got back, sure enough he came over and asked if we wanted to go out for breakfast the next morning. Of course, we said yes. Breakfast was fun, and definitely much more comfortable. Why? Because we were slowly getting to know each other. Most evenings from that point forward were spent outside watching my son and the other neighbourhood kids play. At times, we got into it as well. They loved getting into Doug’s big truck and going for a drive up our little street. Besides road hockey — lots and lots of road hockey — we played games like Hide and seek, tag, etc. All in all, we were having fun.
Our courtship, really started in March and a few weeks later we were dating — officially. I knew the long weekend in May that I would spend my life with this guy. It took him — being a single bachelor all of his life, a bit longer. It’s been six years now. In those six years, I’ve learned how to compromise….how to be a wife….how to be smarter financially….lol;) We have been through a bunch of big and small moments, career changes by both of us….buying and selling a house….picking out a car that suits our family. But most of all, together as a family, we have been learning the importance of putting God first in our lives.
And learning too that there is no fear in perfect love. His precious love that surpasses all human understanding!
And because of His love in our lives, it’s been a really awesome six years ❤