Friday, December 11, 2015

What If I Told You My Story?

"I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~ Psalm 139:14

Today is my 42nd birthday! (I'm really excited about being an even number age this year. I know, I'm weird.) I am the only child of my parents. Their anniversary is next week, and they have been married for 44 years. That's a lifetime in today's world.

My dad likes to read, is smart, and has some management skills. My mom is very artistic and talented with it. Thankfully, I inherited a little of both.

Fun fact: My eyes are actually two different colors. I think God said, "Well, she's their only child, so I will give her one of her dad's eyes, and one of her mom's. Yeah, that'll work."

Thankfully, my mom realized after I was born that she was responsible for teaching me about God so I could get saved, so she took me to church. Unfortunately, I was a rebellious teenager who got out of church at the age of 15.

I married my now ex husband at the young age of 19, hoping that he would love me forever and life would be good. I realize now that I placed too many expectations on him. In 1996, after three years of marriage, I got pregnant. Twice. And lost both pregnancies. The second one was the week of Thanksgiving and they were twin boys. I was about 15 weeks along.

That event changed my life. I woke up from things and felt a peace that I had never felt before. I knew God was with me. I RAN back to church at the age of 23. That's when I became someone he did not marry. After 19 years of marriage, we divorced. I have never backed away from my relationship with God from that moment forward. I've had times when God wasn't first in my heart though.

Spring 2015
I would be lying if I said the divorce didn't affect me. Because it really did. Honestly, the only way I made it through it all was my relationship with God. He's been here for me constantly. He's spoken to me, provided for me, and blessed me in ways only He can. This year has been the year that I really focused on God and put Him first in my life. For a while, I thought I needed a man to fill a void in my heart. NOT SO!!! God is who I needed. 

My life isn't perfect, but it's perfect for me. I have a job that I love, three teenagers that are my heart with arms and legs, parents who support my dreams, great friends who walk through the good and bad times with me, a church family that has blessed me and helped me grow Spiritually for the past 5 years, and my awesome Zumba family who doesn't laugh at me for looking crazy while dancing! LOL

Fall 2015
I love my life! It is FULL of beautiful people and beautiful blessings. 

I hope when you look at my story you see God. I hope that my life points people to Him because He is the reason I'm alive. He loves us all so much and I am excited about His purpose and plan for me! (Keep looking for my first book to be E published! It's coming soon.)

If you don't know Him as your Lord and Savior, I hope you will accept that gift one day soon. My life would be so much worse without Him in it. He will help you through the rough times too.

God bless you today and always. 

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