Monday, June 23, 2008

The Unknown Gifts


Ah, the gifts that God gives us without us understanding his plans. A good amount of years ago, I wanted so badly to be with my husband. We were crazy high schoolers then, but I thought that I was "in love" and that we should have fit perfectly together. He had a bit of a wild streak, or so I believed back then and kinda still do now. I thought he was fascinating, a hard to tame man that I wanted to have. We sat beside each other in Biology...and English...and World Civilization our Sophomore year of high school, but it wasn't until the following year that he and I thought about making our moves towards each other. Previously we had made great conversations, finding that we enjoyed each other's company (in class). But, low and behold, God had other plans. My husband and I laugh at the path we've taken to get to each other and know that it wasn't in our plans nor in our time that we should be together.


That's the great thing about God. You have to be patient...and you have to allow his timing to come upon you. Well, that's what I've been shown with the way my life has gone. Sometimes, we as humans, like to rush the process of our lives. And all to often, we end up tripping over our own feet. We rush to get what we want, when we want it, but if we just sit still a little longer, most of our prayers will be answered. And it's been said, "when God closes a door, he opens a window" and that just because we want something, doesn't mean it's right.


I would have never imagined the life that God had in store for me. My life has been rocky...it has been a winding road...it has been up hill and down, but what I have...the family I have is what has made it all worth the sadness...the fighting...the anger. And now, though we still have our work ahead of us, we believe in each other. Let no man stand and try to break us apart for we are a force to be reckoned with.
You are my friend and I am yours.


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