So here I sit, 24 1/2 weeks pregnant, I have been sick for the past week. I think I had strep throat or something like it--sore enough that I gave up talking for 3 days because it hurt so much. (Kids got in some good practice with sign language.) This weekend hubby made me breakfast 2 mornings in a row. I am truly blessed.
The other day I sat reflecting on the past few years--easy to do when you are too tired to do anything else. It is amazing to us both that we are expecting our 3rd child; especially since neither of us ever thought we would have one, let alone with each other.
I realized last night that we have now been married half as long as we have known each other. We met a little over 18 1/2 years ago. There was a period of 8 years when we saw each other only briefly if at all and yet the whole time he was in my prayers with out knowing I had been praying for him.
See I began to pray for my future husband when I was 12 years old. When I met Jody I never thought he was the one God had in mind for me. 9 1/2 years ago I was sure he was not the one, and yet as we started dating again, I would pray for him as a friend for he was a very good friend. I was also still praying for my future husband, and became amazed as I watched God transform this man before my eyes.
The day he proposed, I knew without question that he was the one; and I have grown to love him more each day. Tomorrow, October 8, 2012 we will celebrate 9 years of marriage. It is hard to believe at times that we are together, and have 2 children AND one on the way. Our journey has had it many moments of challenges--each one drawing us closer together.
We have worked hard to grow together through each trial. We have never argued or fought as we have seen in many relationships. Hard to believe I know. Granted we have not always agreed, but we have always talked and prayed about everything. We learned very early on that lines on communication must be open and transparent, and that above all else we must bring everything before God. We know it is the only thing that has brought us through the many ups and downs this life has brought our way.
We are blessed to have two children who know without question that God is the answer when things are uncertain. We have been doubly blessed when our children come to us and either ask us to pray with them when they are scared or offer to pray for us because they feel moved to do so.
So now as we embark on this next journey, we do so knowing that God IS in control and HE only has our best interest in mind. We are in awe that God would entrust us with another life and look forward to the blessings this little one will bring.
I continue to pray for my husband and now for our marriage and our children. I know he prays for us, and we see great miracles when we pray together. I am blessed at how Jody loves me and shows his love and sacrifice for his family. We may have only been married for 9 years but at times with all we have been through it seems longer. We look forward to all the Lord as in store for us. I am blessed to know that I have a man who will whole heartily walk with me. I look forward to when I can say we have been married twice as long as we have known each other.
I love you Jody--and I look forward to growing old with you and those wheelchair races. :)