10/14/2013

Pics of the Baby and Soul Mate?

I'm not blogging as much as I would like these days. A certain someone with highly kissable cheeks, sweet breath and chubby thighs is taking a *little* bit of my time. Along with my 5 and 3 year olds, of course. But I'm ok with that.

We're all enjoying him immensely.

 Middlest is a little camera shy; hence the silly expression. ;)


I happened to stumble across this great post however, and thought it was worth sharing.

My husband is not my soul mate. Yes. I love this.

"..a husband is not only not a biblical promise, it is also not a specific element of God’s “plan for my life.” God’s plan is for us to be made more holy, more like Christ… not marry a certain person. "
"There is no biblical basis to indicate that God has one soul mate for you to find and marry. You could have a great marriage with any number of compatible people. There is no ONE PERSON for you. But once you marry someone, that person becomes your one person. "
"This is profoundly unromantic advice. We love to hear of people who “just can’t help who they love,” or people who “fall in love,” or “find the one person meant for them.”  Even within the Christian circle, we love to talk about how God “had someone” for someone else for all of time. But what happens to these people when the unstoppable and uncontrollable force that prompted them to start loving, lets them stop loving, or love someone else?"
"My marriage is not based on a set of choices over which I had no control. It is based on a daily choice to love this man, this husband that I chose out of many people that I could have chosen to love (in theory, don’t imagine that many others were lined up and knocking at the door). He is not some elusive soul mate, not some divine fulfillment, not some perfect step on the rigorously laid out but of so secret “Plan for My Life.”   (emphasis mine)

I completely agree with her and couldn't have said it better myself. Your thoughts?

4 comments:

  1. He's already looking so chubby! What cute kids you have!

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  2. Congratulations! He's a doll! :)

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