becky blogs at farmgirl paints.
I first laid eyes on him in church. We were 16. He was visiting...sitting with this girl. I couldn't take my eyes off him throughout the service. He had his hands raised praising God. He was really cute. The girl ended up being his sister...yes! They eventually joined our church and through our youth group we became friends. He teased me something awful, which I kind of hated...so I never saw him as boyfriend material. We were just teasy friends;)
Meanwhile I had made a vow to pray over my future husband. I kept the list under my pillow. One night I had a dream about my friend. I'd never thought of him that way, but all of a sudden I just knew he was the one. I finally felt that attraction.
We dated all through high school and then on one fateful August afternoon, a year after our high school graduation, we took that leap of faith and decided to say I do. We were nineteen. That was twenty years ago. Crazy! There is no one I'd rather be with. We just click. There's an ease. I can be off and he loves me unconditionally.
The "secret" to our marriage is no secret at all. He's my soul mate. My best friend. The best daddy to our girls. My honey... I love and respect him with all my heart. We treat each other good. The Lord brought us together and keeps us centered on Him.
We've gone through trials just like every one else, but I can't fathom going through them with anyone else. So that's our story in a nut shell. Thanks Danielle for making me think about the past. It's good to retrace your steps...to see how God has directed your life. Wondering where the next 20 will take us...
Be a blessing