5.26.2011

Hubby Thursdays- our girls enrich our marriage

  Its hard to remember our life without our little ones. When I was pregnant with Raychel, Ray and I were so excited to have a mini "us" and to be a family of 3! We had no clue what we were about to take on; sleepless nights, exhaustion, and just plainly burnt out by the end of our days.

We hear much about the strain that parenting places on the marriage relationships, but little on how our children enrich our marriage. Our girls really do enrich our marriage...

*Our girls remind us that we are one.
Raychel is a very social and independent person, like her daddy, and she looks a lot like her daddy (what I hear form people), she has my eyes and my thickness of hair. Oceana totally has my big toe, its big and longer then the all the other toes lol! When oceana was born her baby picture and Ray's first picture look exactly a like! Seeing "us" in our girls is always a reminder that we are one!

*Our girls give great rewards.
About a month or two ago I picked up Raychel from pre-school and the teacher told me that they had a new girl in class and that Raychel was such a great helper and very friendly to her. The teacher also said that Raychel showed her around and was telling her what was going to happen next. When I picked Raychel up the mom or the baby sitter was actually there and she told me that Raychel was such a sweet heart to Scarlett (I believe that is her name) and that I have such a sweet daughter. Ray and I couldn't be any more proud! We are so proud of Raychel for being loving, caring and so very friendly to someone new. It was such a great reward for us, we felt like we are doing pretty good as parents. We also feel very rewarded when the girls pray for us if we get hurt, another huge blessing/reward to see them praying!

*Our girls promote appreciation
As parents we have so many responsibilities and they sure do keep us busy, so when mommy and daddy finally get some alone time we appreciate it so much more!! We take advantage of every minute we have alone together! Its such a real treat to be alone with the person you love and getting that one on one attention.

Not only do we enrich our marriage, but we enrich our girls. We provide a sense of belonging, we pass on traditions and values, we teach life skills, leadership and guidance, and most importantly we model relationships. =)

Raychel's birth

Oceana's birth

Can't wait to add the next picture down here of M's birth!


Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.
psalm 127:3


~How do your children enrich your marriage??

Hubby Thursday!

6 comments:

  1. Wow I love this post. That is the truth. I also feel like Jordan enriches our marriage. I agree, there are a lot of people(on tv and stuff) that talk about how children can strain a marriage, I really think its the opposite if you let it. I truly feel like Jordan brings us closer like your girls bring you two closer. It is such a blessing. You look so beautiful in your birth pictures. I can't wait for Madison ;)<3

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  2. I love this so much, and you are so right that we do seem to see much more about how children interfere with relationships. I just think of all the great things that have come from having our daughter and it makes all of the hard days worth every minute of it! I love all of your posts they always make me think of my own life and help me through some hard days with the inspiration from you words :)

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  3. Another great post. I hear so many negative things about children and what can happen to a marriage after having babies! It scares me to death. It is refreshing to read something positive! As Christians, we can look at children as a blessing and a part of our life that molds us and makes us better! : )

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  4. I love this post. My husband and I truly see our children as being gifts from God. They have helped to deepen and strengthen our relationship and our relationship with God.
    Thanks for following my blog, I am following yours now too :)

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  5. How do you look so pretty right after giving birth? Excited to meet you, a sister in Christ!

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  6. One of the best posts ever!!! This is so true. I;m glad you reflected on the riches your daughters bring to your marriage. Children are truly a blessing. Everyone always hears of how children are strenuous but I think everyone should gloat on the goodness of children. I always try to give new parents good advice and welcoming praise for having a baby rather the usual sleepless nights and crying that most people start telling them.

    I love the verse!!!!

    <3

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