Today, I am super thankful for the husband God has blessed me with. We met during a youth group function (30 hour famine - anyone remember that!?) when we were both in high school. We started dating a few months later and endured two years of me living 14 hours away, at college, in IN. I returned home after my sophmore year and we got married the following fall. Sometimes I think back to how incredibly young and stupid and full-of-ourselves we were, and I can't believe all we've been through. I truly believe God heard and answered my mom's many prayers for a Godly, good husband for me. Frankly, at the age of 20 (he was 19) when we married, I really don't think I knew much of anything! I was in love and that was all that mattered! But anyone who has been married knows that love isn't enough. There's got to be faithfulness, honesty, caring, and above all, committment. At 20, how was I supposed to be sure that this 19 year old, drum playing, grocey store maintenance worker, smart-mouth guy was going to be all that? I couldn't possibly know. I prayed... a lot. I felt very strongly one night, as I was begging God to give me peace, and rattling off a list of who I thought my husband should be, that God spoke to me. And I felt God tell me, "No, Garr isn't all of that yet, be he will be." And so, our marriage was a walk of faith for me. Each partner in a marriage has to trust and rely heavily on the other partner to not break their heart! And I'll admit, I was scared of getting my heart broken! (I still am sometimes apparently due to the rash of rotten dreams I've been having! blah!) But the truth of the matter is, I don't know if I'm blessed or lucky or what. What I do know is I am thankful. For whatever reason, I've been given a wonderful man for a husband. A man who has done a whole lot of growing up from the boy I married. A man who loves me and cherishes me. A man who loves and plays with his children. A man who works hard at his job, not content with getting by, but continually challenging himself. A man whose heart is soft and pliable for God to work in. A man who takes care of his body and stays in shape. A man who is super talented musically. I could go on and on. But today, I just want the whole world (or at least whoever stumbles upon my ramblings) to know that I love my husband and I thank God for him!!
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