Monday, January 8, 2018
Monday, May 16, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
How crazy is that? Today marks 20 years of marriage for Tom and me!
Wow, have we been through some stuff! But, we stuck it out. We stayed together. We chose to lay down our selfishness and CHOOSE the ACTIONS of love instead of the feelings of the moments.
We've had such a different journey than many people...so many stretches of time apart because of the military and jobs. I think it's made us appreciate our time together more though. We've come to recognize how trivial so many disagreements are!
I'm so grateful that we work at our friendship and enjoy being together even more after all this time.
How sweet it is to look back at all we've walked through together. How amazing to see the beauty that has come from our ashes.
At 19 years old, I left home with dreams in my heart of a happily ever after with my knight in shining armor! It didn't take long before it seemed more like a nightmare that starred an ogre and a maid! Ha!
The fairy tale seemed shattered, and I realized how little I knew about real life. Our marriage seemed over before it even felt like it had time to begin.
If not for the grace of God, we wouldn't have made it. I remember reading a book about how to pray for my husband, and that lady author had the nerve to suggest that he may not be the problem! I think I threw that book down three times before I allowed God to begin the work on MY heart.
We both brought garbage to our union. We both needed to be gutted, cleaned and restored!
We allowed the Lord to wash us by His Word and transform us into His image.
Now, we choose patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control...
We decided to open our eyes and play on the same team instead of against each other.
I'm so thankful we did.
Here's to another 20 and beyond Babe! I would do it all again.
You are everything I never knew I always wanted.
I treasure you.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
Monday, January 12, 2015
I would think I was hearing an instruction from God or Tom would...or one of us would be praying about something specific, and we would ask the Lord to show the other without us saying anything so that we could know that we know that we know it is His will.
He has been so gracious and faithful to do this. We shouldn't be surprised. He wants to communicate with us. He wants us to follow His plan.
Now I find myself in that place again. I thought I heard an instruction the other day. I hope I did. But, honestly, I'm a bit cautious and wanting to know for sure if it's God because I have a lot of emotions regarding this.
So I wait.
I thank God for speaking to my husband and leading us.
I thank God for a husband who seeks the Lord.
I want us to be about our Father's business together.