So let's begin...
I read somewhere in the last week "today is the 1st page in a 365 page book" So this is my book, my story and thoughts. A place of encouragment and hope.
To begin, a little bit about me. I am married to a great man, we just celebrated our 7 year anniversary. I have 5 fantastic kids, 14,13,10,and twin 5 year olds. While homeschooling our 14 and 5 year olds I try to find time to sew for myself, teach others to sew maintain house and home while speaking out again human trafficking as a survivor.
That's a lot of life crammed into one sentance, but it is the quickest explination of what makes up this fantastically crazy life of mine.
So let's begin....
On January 1st my husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. 1-1-10 (made it easy to count the years) We were married in the cutest litttle church in a town just over from where I grew up. It was a small and beautiful service on a freezing cold day with some of my favorite people in one of my favorite places.
But it was not all snowflakes and wedding cake getting to that place. Both myself and my husband had been previously married. He having 2 children and me as well when we met, we didn't really grasp the magnitude of what we were getting into. At the time out kids were 14,6,5,3 and we didn't have the twins.
Now when they say love is blind we normally think of apperence or behavior, in our situation it had more to do with being blind to the reality that we have two exta parties that were part of our marriage that we did not invite. (or as I tell my kids, previous poor life choices that we are dealing with as a consiqunce... choose wisely)
"Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future".Proverbs 19:20
I don't think my husband or I did that the first go round, and why we drive home the point with our kids that it is okay to wiat, there is no rush. God has perfect timing. He has the perfect person for you, the perfect job, home, life. (say what you will) But he does, and unfortunally it isn't always the timing that we would choose.
We have become a society that lives in "the now, for me, when I want it" But there is no lesson in that, we just want more and become more impatient. Trust me I lived it, I know.
The first 6 months of our relationship revloved a lot around dealing with ex's, time-sharing, court battles and filled with a lot of stress. But through it we each grew, helped strengthen each other and did our best to build a foundation that would sustain us through the hard times and give us peace in the easy times.
Now I wont lie, a lot of our mistakes and arguments came from trying to do things on our own, pushing through being patient and did what we thought was best. And it sucked, we made tons of mistakes through knee jerk reactions and didn't wait on God the way we needed to.
So when you go through today, and things aren't going your way; First day back to work after a long vacation and the things you need aren't ready or the person you needed to speak with is unavailable, your kids are not giving you the time that you need to get "your" list of things done. That check isn't in the mail or the news you wanted hasn't come, or has but it's not what you wanted to hear, rememeber
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven":Ecclesiastes 3:1
And just to start you off in a good way, here is The Byrds version