Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Weekend to Remember

Valentine's Day 2009

We have had the privilege and opportunity this weekend to participate in Family Life "Weekend to Remember" in Virginia Beach, VA. This weekend has been quite special for Cheryl and I. As part of our personal commitment to keeping our marriage new and fresh, we traveled to Virginia Beach to the Founders Inn and Spa to listen to a couple of Family Life speakers discuss ideas on marriage. Both Cheryl and I have loved this experience. We are here with literally hundreds of other couples to renew our commitment to our marriage to each other and to come away with a couple of new ideas on ways to keep our relationship fresh.

I must say that this has been more than we expected. I could go on and on about how entertaining and informative the speakers have been. I could tell you about how wonderful the setting is here in Virginia Beach, but the most important aspect of this weekend has been the opportunity to focus on each other and our marriage.

While the ideas have been good, the high point so far has been the opportunity to exchange a "love letter" to each other. Both of us wept.

The couples we have met have been special as well. I look forward to trading messages with our new friends.

Tonight we are going out on a "date". How great is that!!!! and on Valentine's Day to boot.

If you have the opportunity, give yourself a treat and come join one of these weekends. You will not regret it, I promise.

Jim & Cheryl

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