Our Journey Home

Thursday, November 11, 2010

...I do.

When I first met my husband, over 8 years ago, I remember being so nervous around him that I could feel my face turning red every time we would talk! We met at the YMCA, working as summer camp counselors. It wasn't long before we were dating, and in a short six months, we were engaged! I remember thinking, "I could never love him more than this," but, I was wrong.

Months after we got married, we moved from South Carolina to Raleigh (over five hours away from our church, our family, and our friends) and we had to cling to each other for companionship, comfort, and encouragement. It was hard time of transition, but I can remember thinking, "I could never love him more than I do right now." I was wrong!

We had some bumpy times in those first years of marriage, and if you've ever heard our testimony, we almost 'didn't make it'. But God is faithful, and He honestly worked a miracle in our lives. My precious husband didn't give up , and he continuously prayed over our marriage. He prayed for me, his wife that had accepted Christ during our engagement but hadn't been discipled. The Lord healed our marriage and brought wise mentors into our lives. Just when I had thought the end of our marriage was near, God opened my eyes, and I saw the man that I loved so very deeply. I didn't think I could ever love him more, but you guessed it- I was wrong!

And today, when I see my husband, the sweet daddy of our two little girls, all snuggled up during bed time stories, my heart melts all over again. Marriage is an a.m.a.z.i.n.g gift from God, and I could not be more thankful for the blessings we've recieved (over and over again) during our journey together! I have found that just when I think, "I couldn't possibly love David more than this"... I do.

"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh."- Genesis 2:24


  1. Can you meet a few of us at Wake Forest Coffee House for chatting at 6 and then the movie Morning Glory in Wakefield at 7:20 this Thursday? Or one or the other? Let me know!

  2. Oh soooo welll puttt! God is a redeemer for sure! I am so glad He redeemed your marriage best friend! I love your picture of Bella. Sweet sweet baby girl.
    Hey I laughed my head off at your Andrew and the Beanstalk comment!!! Love you!

  3. Ohhh no! I hope you're feeling better, whether you can come or not. :( If that doesn't work out we'll schedule some one on one time for next week. So far Lisa and Amber are set for Thursday. BTW, have you ever heard the song We Build by Nichole Nordeman? If not you must find it online or at least look up the lyrics! I'm pretty sure you know that James and I have a similar marriage story, and with that in mind for the song, it still brings me to tears!