This week we celebrated a year and a half of married bliss! Wow, time flies. We kicked off our anniversary by having an early morning date. We had to drop a friend off at the airport leaving our house at 3:30am. Since David’s family has been staying at our home this week, they kept an ear out for Paul while we dropped off our friend and then enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and time to talk. Marriage is a relationship, not an achievement or status and therefore, we are so grateful every time we are able to work on building and deepening our relationships together.
It has been a blessing to have David’s parents with us for a time. They have enjoyed spoiling Paul by holding him at every chance they get and we have enjoyed the extra hands. It sure is a blessing to have Godly grandparents.
We were recently given several boxes full of cherry tomatoes. David’s sister Rebecca and Priscilla quickly seized the opportunity to make gallons of tomato sauce. Yum! Thanks to our Victorious Strainer, Rebecca and Priscilla simply blanched the cherry tomatoes and then ran them through the processor and in a matter of hours had over four gallons of sauce. David came in for the last little bit to pour all the sauce into jars for the final step of canning them.
David’s brother Matthew sure has grown a lot. He has proudly passed David up in height. Matthew is the youngest of the Waller children and misses his older siblings a lot. He was glad to be able to play with David in the water and enjoy some fun Frisbee tosses.We enjoyed attending a wedding yesterday and had the opportunity to take a new family picture! It seems that just about the time we take a picture, Paul has grown some more and the old one is out dated, so we take a picture any time we can. Someone once counseled us that attending weddings is a great way to strengthen your own marriage. Just hearing others repeating their vows “before God and these witnesses” and seeing their sincere love renewed in us a vigor to continue pursuing a dynamic marriage. Also, as a side note, one of our favorite preachers, David Gibbs, Jr. graciously sent us the little outfit for Paul. His messages have really challenged and strengthened our walk with the Lord.