25 Years and Counting: If we’d been in high school and named in one of those year book type contest, you know the ones……. “Voted the best/least …………………..”, the vote would have gone something like this, “Least likely to make it.”
Boy, am I glad that God is in control and not man!
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God works even if you aren’t asking Him to. Tom was introduced to me by one of my coworkers. He was told some pretty grandiose stories and quickly figured out that it wasn’t so grandiose. But he hung around anyway. I was a mess and didn’t realize it. He wasn’t where he needed to be and didn’t realize it. It started out stormy with literally the “Storm of the Century” for the Carolina’s. Our original date was 3/13 but ended up on the 14th of March. God knew exactly what he was doing.
Together we were a volcano awaiting eruption. Lots of baggage being unpacked little by little and cobwebs being swept away. It was hard but it was so worth it.
Both of us ready to give up on each other many times, but something, someone, God, kept us together. Working on us individually so we could see past our self and see our spouse. God placed many people in our lives that gave sweet words of wisdom that would stop us in our tracks and keep us hanging on for dear life.
God created marriage, designed for life…..
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Man is who has changed that design…….
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
God put a stubborn streak in each of us and thankfully we were able to use that stubborn streak to hold on tight. But it takes 2……
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, …
We did a lot of things wrong but God is the redeemer of those that love Him and He redeemed this marriage and this family, 10 fold. And I am grateful!
So, we get up each new day and keep holding on because this marriage was designed until Death do you Part.
Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
Thank you Lord!
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