Monday has quickly become one of the busiest days of my week. Laundry always seems to be piled up, my son always wants to get up at the crack of dawn, and I always seem to need 6,388,279 billion more hours in my day. It has been easy to let life get too busy and to forget to cherish the little moments. I want to slow down and use my Monday as a time to reflect on my week, cherish the memories, and focus on making my marriage as loving and spirit-filled as possible.
I want to use this blog as a way to inspire women to strengthen their marriages on a daily basis. I feel God is leading me to encourage other women to cherish their husbands. It is my prayer that you can find some inspiration and encouragement as you read my (now) weekly Marriage Monday Blog! I will be posting ideas, recipes, and fun date ideas for you every week.
Over the weekend I was reading in Proverbs from my favorite study Bible and was inspired to make something special for Aaron (AKA - Handsome Hubs).
"She gets up while it is still dark and prepares food for her family…" Proverbs 31:15 - NCV.
Now… I am still working on that whole "get up while it's still dark" thing… but this verse really hit me. I should be showing my husband that I love him by preparing food for him and taking care of him to the best of my ability.
I want to be a wife that my husband is proud of. I want him to be blessed with a wife who loves to spoil him and cherish him. What better way to make him happy than to make him food! Anyone who knows Aaron knows that all he needs to be happy in life is the Lord and some yummy food. I will be honest - I have been slacking in the cooking department ever since our son was born… a year ago. Poor Aaron has had to fend for himself a lot when it comes to food lately. God laid it on my heart to change my actions and show my husband how much I love him by cooking for him every day. It may seem like a silly idea, but it means a lot to my man because he is a food junkie.
I decided to make his favorite desserts; Eclair Cake (SO easy and SO yummy) and Blueberry Muffins. Now… the Eclair Cake is his mom's recipe and I am not his mom. Needless to say, mine doesn't even come close to being as good, but I tried! I included her recipe at the end for you to try! The Blueberry Muffins are my very own recipe and were made with blueberries that I picked from my backyard - true story.
I was so busy trying to get the Eclair Cake right that I almost missed a special moment: Aaron and Isaiah playing together. I quickly glanced into the living room to check on Isaiah when I noticed Aaron on the floor with him. This is definitely not a rare sight, but it made my heart so full in this particular instance. I was filled with so much thankfulness and gratitude to the Lord. He has truly been good to me!
This week I challenge you to do something kind for your spouse. Use the Eclair Cake Recipe and surprise him with yummy dessert. Cook his favorite meal or leave him a love note by his coffee maker. Do something out of the ordinary that shows how much you truly love your spouse. Give an unexpected hug and kiss! Don't let a single day pass that you don't tell him how much he means to you.
Cherish. Every. Moment.
Rachel's Eclair Cake
2 Pkg French Vanilla Instant Pudding
3 C. Milk
1 (8 oz) Cool Whip
1 Box Cinnamon Graham Crackers
2 oz Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate Squares
6 TBS Butter
1 and 1/2 C. Confectioners Sugar
3 TBS Milk
2 TBS White Corn Syrup
1 TSP Vanilla
Line bottom of 9x13x5 pan with graham crackers. Mix pudding, milk, and Cool Whip together.
Add 1/2 pudding mixture on top of crackers. Add another layer of crackers and remaining pudding. Top with one final layer of crackers.
Melt chocolate, butter, sugar, milk, syrup, and vanilla. Spread on top of graham crackers (will be runny). Chill for 24 hours - serves 12-15.