Monday, October 12, 2009

Meetings, Marriages, and Memories (Part 1)

So I think this is a wonderful idea and will try to link up with rachel every week to share my story. Actually, more like God's story for me! I don't really know where to begin or what to include so I guess today will be an introduction of sorts. A little background to start the story of me and the one I love.

I was home schooled from 1st grade through the 7th grade. I loved it. I have 2 sisters very close to me (a twin and the other only 13 months younger) We all stayed home together and I have amazing memories of our mom pouring her heart and soul into our little lives every moment of everyday. She was a wonderful mom and great teacher. It was during those early years that we were taught about the Bible and given an invaluable foundation of faith for which we still stand today. Being raised in a christian home has been a joy and a blessing and I cherish the rewards our lives have received because of it!
Anyway, all that to be said, I had a strong sense of faith and who I was in Christ even as an 8th grader starting out in public school for the first time. I was different. I stood out. Sometimes that bothered me. Most of the time I didn't care. My value and worth was not based on what the world thought of me. It was based on my savior and I knew He loved me! I also learned that he had a plan for me. That plan was a special one that began to take shape long before I would meet the man of my dreams. I placed my heart, soul, and purity into God's hands as a young teenager, desperate to be faithful to the truths held in the Bible. With a promise ring on my finger and a request of God to never have to date, I set out on years of high school, college, nursing school and then a career as a nurse, all without the trials and emotional roller coaster ride of love and break ups. I simply asked God to please show me who I was supposed to marry when I met him and not have to worry about all the messy relationship stuff that I had seen so many around me fall victim to. I just wanted to know and that would be that!

Our life stories were worlds apart but things fell into place year after year and God's plan unfolded into an amazing and wonderful love story. One day I was a single 20 something, the next day it all changed...


Amy said...

I'm glad you joined in! I did my {really short} story during the summer, but I've been going back to Rachel's site every Monday to read everybody else's. I look forward to reading more of yours!

Sarah said...

Ok, THIS is what I meant to comment on! :) Hehe!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear the rest of the story.

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! Thank you so much, Sara!

I have to say reading stories like yours (and I think Amy @ My Front Porch but I'm not sure) make me feel a little bittersweet. On one hand I'm so giddy and excited because it really is an AMAZING thing to read about God getting a hold of women at such a young age and keeping them His until THE ONE comes along. Then on the other hand I'm like, I wish my story had more of that. I enjoyed reading your background, because everything your mother instilled in you is what I want to instill in my daughter, and it is encouraging to see it manifested in real life. Great beginning! Can't wait to read more!!!

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