January 30, 2008

Day 1 of the Marriage Challenges (Interesting Twist)

Last night I told Dan I had taken up these "challenges". I read to him the one on Revive Our Hearts, and he told me he didn't want me to do it. The part specifically he was referring to was not saying anything negative to him. He said if he does something stupid, I'll have to be negative when I talk to him. So we scratched that part of it. I will still try to not say anything negative about him to other people. And the thing I want to say positive about him right now is that I think that was pretty cool. I love that he wants to be held accountable, and doesn't want my encouraging to glide over anything he should be held to.

I also did the rest of Day 1. The hardest part was looking him in the eye and thanking him for choosing me above all women. It was good for us. When I told him I was in his corner, he said, "That just made me feel really good." I don't know that I'll update every day, but last night's was pretty profound, so there ya go!

And in full disclosure: It's a little easier for me to not "worry" about Valentine's Day because I already know I have a present coming and it's some sort of jewelry. Dan went a little overboard at Christmas, and this one item didn't make it in time. I had already gotten plenty and told him to save it for Valentine's Day.


jill said...

SWEET - let us know what you get!!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I'm planning to start tomorrow. I'm hoping to get a least one more girl to join us.