Honeymoon Wrap-Up...

 

Not only was our honeymoon unforgettable – it will be a lifelong memory!  During our stay at the Grand Morritts Resort located on  the east end of the beautiful and sunny Grand Cayman Islands, it seemed as though we were living a fantasy – a dream that I’m just now waking up from.  To say the least, I was sad when we left our condo.  We set off for the airport and tirelessly waited for our flight to take off 5hrs later.  What a long time to wait in a super tiny airport.  Needless to say – I won at Phase 10.  Have I mentioned how much I love winning games?  Well, I do.  In fact, it thrills me to have victory in little things such as Speed Scrabble, Phase 10 and Liver Pool Rummy.  Noelle loves it when I win :) Just ask…

 

So the last few days of our honeymoon were fairly uneventful.  On Friday we visited the west side of the island and a little place called Hell.  Hell is actually a tourist shop with this crazy guy named, the Devil.  After walking into the gift shop, he welcomed us in and was dressed in these hideous clothes resembling the Devil.  I think he has been around this place for a little too long.  He was a bit strange.  Anyway, I don’t want to focus to much on the hell guy, but I do want to mention that outside his shop were some sharp rock formations from – well, I forgot how they got there.  Ask Noelle about it.  She may remember.  So these rock formations spanned maybe a 40 X 40 foot section of land.  What made these formations mysterious is the location.  They are smack dab in the middle of the yard of this shop.  Protected by a wood deck fence contraption, these rocks were black, sharp looking and butt ugly.  From Hell, Noelle and I headed back to Seven Mile Beach where you can find the majority of the tourists and cruise ship folks.  Shops line the strip in Georgetown, and let me tell ya how this place can suck your bank account dry.  However, we did eat lunch today at the Hard Rock Café for under CI $25 which equals about US $30 or so.  Noelle and I could never figure out how to convert CI into US or vice versa.  Basically CI $80 equals US $100 so you lost $20 on every US $100 you spend there.  It pretty much sucks!  To my wife:  You are worth every penny.  If I had to live on the streets and beg everyday so that you could eat, I’d do it and take joy in providing for you.

 

Enough sappiness for now…

 

So what have I learned over the last week?  How could I possibly learn anything when distracted by such a beautiful bride?  Well, aside from all the distractions including wonderful SEX, I think I’ve managed to learn a few things.  A honeymoon is a time to reflect and process a wedding and maybe a few other things :) I found myself looking back to the ceremony and wondering how in the world I landed myself here – standing before the most beautiful, precious and amazing prize – Noelle.  Entering into a covenant, assuming more responsibility that I had every imagined and attempting to comprehend that Noelle is entrusting her life to me.  Cramming all those into my puny head is difficult.  Jesus has allowed this day to pass.   He will protect, impart wisdom and godly direction, help us serve one another, guide us through conflict and many more refining tools to equip us for the field.  However cliché this sounds, it still amazes me to know through faith –Jesus is all we need for a successful marriage and life in godliness.

 

I was walking on the beach one day this past week and doing something I thoroughly enjoy – exploring.  Ever since I was a child, I look forward to exploring places I’ve never been.  Noelle was laying out looking beautiful and refining her bronze sex appeal, so I decided to walk down the beach to the north where I hadn’t gone yet.  I began to walk and felt compelled to pray.  After praying for sometime, I felt the Lord laying all kinds of things on my heart to pray for including missions, Noelle and our marriage, family, finances and ridding ourselves of debt.  One thing I won’t forget about that particular prayer session was my passion.  I kept praying to the Lord “I believe.”  I repeated over and over again the things and truths I believe in.  I felt like I was saying it with such faith.  There was something very powerful about that moment.  The funny thing is that it took lots of effort and focus.  What does this mean?  I guess I would say it further affirms my ability to have faith in the things and very principles I was raised on.  The Bible is the living Word of God.  We lean on the truths from the Bible to live out the Christian life and to have victory over sin.  I’m so grateful for the Bible.  I need to read it more.  Jesus convict my heart to read your Word more often.  Its life!  You are life!  I can’t be lazy and ignore the basics.  Jesus I love so very much.  I’m excited and anticipate the future and that it will be fruitful with your purpose being fully lived out in my wife and I.  Lord, bless your holy name.  I exalt you Jesus.