Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Holiday Wrap Up

I have a feeling 2007 is going to be a big year--before I get there let me tell you where I've been.

John and I decided not to spend Christmas together. We have never spent a Christmas together. I don't want to take him from his grandmas and I want to spend it with my siblings. We decided that once third parties are introduced folks can come to our house, till then we will each be in our parent's house. The way some people reacted you would have thought we had announced we were taking a trial separation. One person actually quoted the Bible to me half jokingly but I could tell half was serious. I left Christmas eve and go to spend time with my moms (including meeting her new boyfriend), my siblings, my father's family and my poetry family. It was a very short and sweet visit. When I got back John wrote me the sweetest Christmas card about how our ability not to run with the crowd is what makes us such a strong couple.

I had a nice week off and am finishing things up at my law office. Each year has a quote and last years was,

Ecclesiastes 9

7 Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for it is now that God favors what you do. 8 Always be clothed in white, and always anoint your head with oil. 9 Enjoy life with your [spouse], whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun— all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

This years is,

Philipians 3

13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me...

I start a new job on the 8th that I am excited about. It will give me the tools, and connections, to reach my long term goals as an attorney. Less vacation and more work hours than I am used to but everything is a means to an end. In order to cope, John and I will be taking trips whenever we can.

Nina, you just got a new job and can finally get rid of your credit card debt what are you gonna do? I'M GOING TO SOUTH BEACH BABY! If you'll be there MLK weekend give John or me a holla.

And this is what marriage is about...what works for YOU and YOUR SPOUSE, not for others. We have rules here that folks don't understand either. But its not for others to understand, just respect it. I just hate that I didn't get to see you on Christmas, but that's okay. ha ha
I love the quote from Philippians 3. The context of the passage is just as wonderful as the verses you quoted. Good stuff =)
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