"Move Out and Draw Fire"
Michael and I discussed what to inscribe inside
our wedding rings, he insisted that it be something
meaningful in addition to our wedding date.
We tossed around many ideas, but none seemed
to fit quite right. We wanted something unique
and a phrase that would accurately describe
what we hoped to accomplish in our marriage.
"Move out and draw fire" is an army
saying that basically means that in order to
advance you have to move and then you will be
fired upon. This is in contrast to the relative
safety of just sitting in your foxhole, but
not accomplishing anything positive. Michael
and I knew that we wanted to gain positive ground
for our family and for God, and we felt that
this phrase would remind us of our goal and
that any opposition we faced in our quest was
an expected obstacle to overcome. As long as
we knew we were in the will of God, we would
achieve what we set out to do.