God had chosen RW for me long before my existence. That I am sure of.
From the moment we allowed God to be first in our hearts and lives, He took control over them. And He placed us together, forever.
|Gatlinburg, TN- honeymoon|
I started looking at our eyes and the joy that we both had... the joy that you have before you lose a child. That JOY.
Of course the old song by Brad Paisley came to mind "If I could write a letter to me..."
You will learn life, life is so, so precious and truly a gift from God.
You will grieve even after new life is given to you... you will grieve still.
You will learn God is always there, always.
You will learn how to lean over and pick the other one up, even when you want to kick them first. You will learn that at the end of the day it is not the socks on the floor that matters or what you have for dinner!
You will come full circle with life, death and be right back where you started when you said "I do!" God will be in the center of your heart and your home...
You will LOVE EACH OTHER for better or worse, for richer or poorer in sickness and in health til' death do you part!!!
You will both know God's grace is sufficient for all of your needs! And you will be blessed abundantly with love, hope and peace that surpasses all understanding!
After writing these thoughts out and as I take a second look at that photo now, I can laugh a little and know that we didn't really KNOW what LOVE WAS back then...sure we were in love... but we HADN'T EXPERIENCED LOVE yet!
Two births, one death, one adoption and fourteen years later, WE KNOW WHAT LOVE IS!
1 Cor. 13: 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.
Thank you God for the LOVE that you have given to us...for the boys that you have given to us, (all 3 of them) and for the joy that you give to us every single day!
Happy 14th Anniversary to my LOVE!