be like when I finally reached adulthood, marriage, and children. What
would I look like? Who would I marry? Would our meeting be romantic?
What kind of occupation would I pursue? How many children would I
have? So many questions swirled around my curious, imaginative brain.
I laid awake at night and prayed for my future, for God's will to come to
pass in all the different areas of my life. Now, as I look back, I am so
thankful for those hours I spent praying. I met my husband, Jason,
at a Friday night church service. We were seated next to each other
and a mutual friend introduced us. The first thing I thought was, "He's
pretty cute, but his wardrobe could use some help." During the service,
our pastor asked us all to hold hands during a prayer. As we clasped
our hands together something felt different, energizing. A thought
occurred to me, "What if this is the guy I'm going to marry?"
Now just to clarify, I'm not the kind of girl who thought this of every
guy she met. This was a feeling, an inkling that I will never forget. We
started seeing each other the next month, started dating the month after
that, were engaged four months after that, and married about a year
after we first met. We've been married over six years now, and of course
we've had our share of ups and downs, but I've never been more sure
that I married the absolute perfect person for me. I love him more that
words can express and am so happy that he is the father of my
If you are wondering if I was able to revamp his closet, I can assure
you he dresses much more age appropriate now than when I met
him. Jason offered for me to get rid of all the clothes I disliked
before we got married, the majority of which you might have found
being sported at the local homestyle cafeteria at five. To give him
credit, his sense of style has dramatically improved in the years
we've been together. I can't imagine how good he'll look by the time
we celebrate our golden anniversary. God certainly answered my
prayers concerning the love of my life. Next time, I write about another
area of my life where God has been faithful.
"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your
heart." Psalm 37:4, ESV