Monday, July 08, 2013
Not What I Expected
You see I didn't get married until I was 32 and well, I pretty much had given up on ever getting married. I knew it would be wonderful but didn't expect it to happen to me. I had decided to be single. I wouldn't have a pile of kids, I would never be a wife.
Then something unexpected happened. God sent James my way. I went camping with friends from church and BOOM - there he was. The complete opposite of what I was looking for.
He was younger than me. Strike 1
Blonde - Strike 2
Divorced with kids - Strike 3, 4, 5, 6 and ........
then God started working on my heart.
I heard God say clearly. I prepared you for this man. Huh? Nope. Not me God. Wrong girl. I didn't want the "baggage" and he clearly wasn't my type.
The more I said no, the louder God spoke to me. "this man loves ME. See what I have to say about this".
So when my sneaky friend made it happen that we were talking and he asked me out I had enough curiosity in God's plan to say yes.
One year later we got married! To the day of that first date.
God has changed me A LOT in these 7 years. Changed me in ways that could only come from marrying a man that had been hurt, broken and restored to new life with Him.....changed me in ways that being a step mom could only change me. Changed me to love Him and depend on God more and trust Him. Trust His plan. It's good. It's better than good - it's WONDERFUL!!!
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