Day 11 – Best friends

I asked Frans what he felt we should blog about today and he said ‘companionship’. One thing that has happened to us over the time that we’ve been here is that we’ve become even better friends than we were before.

I see so many examples of fractured and broken relationships everywhere I go and it absolutely breaks my heart. I so long to find a way to help  everyone to have better relationships, wether it be between husband and wife, parents and children, friends, work colleagues or even just the causal contact we have with so many people, every day.

Something Frans and I have learned in our relationship is to cherish each other. We have made it a point to remind ourselves about what we love in each other as opposed to concentrating on what’s irritating us.

We just love spending time with each other because we feel totally safe in each other’s company – and that, in my opinion, is what it’s all about. When we find someone who keeps our heart safe, we’ve hit the jackpot. Even greater than that is deciding to BE someone who keeps someone else’s heart safe.

I am Frans’ ‘safe place’ and he is mine

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My favourite…  meal of the day

Longhorn Steakhouse – Absolutely the best steak I’ve ever eaten in my life. Grilled to perfection, salty crust and seasoned with butter. Just fabulous.

18oz Ribeye steak

8oz Sirloin

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Question of the day

How can you be someone’s ‘safe place’? It’s vital!

If you haven’t read this book then I highly recommend it:

The Five Love Languages by Dr Gary Chapman (click here to go to his website)

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Sleep well and see you tomorrow

Lisa

6 thoughts on “Day 11 – Best friends

  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I love you have the confidence to write this and I love reading it in the knowledge your love for each other is centred around an awesome Heavenly Father. All those years I tried to achieve the same – I realise more each day it wasnt madness, but normal. I know He’s preparing a new season when I will lack nothing, but for now I won’t try to “get out of anything prematurely, I’ll let my faith life mature and become well-developed [& one day it will] not be deficient in any way” Jam 1:4 – & by the way that day is not now! Bless you as your witness blesses others

  2. Lisa and Frans
    God’s gift to us having someone with flesh, that we can feel safe and loved , we are truly blessed Enjoying your updates love always Esther

  3. We read the 5 love languages book after you toastmastered it. It was good – helped give us a language to talk through conflict. I also read his “love is a verb”, which I recommend if you like his style of writing.

    The most interesting relationship book I’ve read is “The 7 secrets to making marriage work” by Gottman (at least, I think those are the details). Well worth a read if you haven’t already.

    • Thanks for the recommendations Emily, I’ll go have a look. As far as I’m concerned, the more I can learn about how to keep my my relationships strong, the better off my world will be. Lisa xx

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