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Faithful Fridays 9-21-07

Man I’ve not been up to par lately in getting my posts completed. All I can say is Thank God for Fridays, and the weekend. Another full week, and I’m just now able to sit and blog.

It’s 10:20, and I just got home from a wedding. Weddings always make one hopeful for the future or reminiscent of the past, depending on your station in life. They always remind me of my wild wedding (topic for another blog) and how blessed I am to be with my husband. Still today, I’m amazed at God’s plan for my life vs. what I ‘thought’ my own plan was.

I happen to love weddings!! Most people I know don’t. They feel it’s necessary to attend but not really exciting for them. For me, it’s amazing to see two people up front, full of a mix of emotions, getting ready to take the biggest leap of faith in their lives.

Who knows now a days if it’s a marriage meant to last. Only those two up there ultimately get to make that choice…to make it work or not. However each time I attend a wedding, it reminds me of how different my life could have been if I hadn’t had every turn in life that led me straight to my other half.

Right after college graduation, I was in a relationship that I thought would result in marriage. The plan was for me to move to Texas and find a job, so we could make it work. This college boy (I’d say man…but he really wasn’t one) tore my heart right down the middle, by not showing up at my college graduation and telling me that he’d met someone else. I didn’t function well for months. Life as I knew it was turned upside down, and I couldn’t imagine my life with out my plan of happily ever after.

Eventually I wised up and recognized how stupid that was being. No boy was worth my crying over him, especially if he didn’t respect me enough to show up for such a momentous occasion, like a college graduation. I knew God had to have a better plan for me. Man or no man, I would stand on my own and be okay.

Tonight I was reminded how blessed I am to be exactly where I am, watching this couple exchange vows during such a sweet and simple ceremony. They had a couple singing of my favorite songs byRascal Flatts and it hits home on so many different levels…as I’m sure it does for most women who’ve experienced heartache only to find their soul mate. God Bless the Broken Road played and it just gave such a clear picture of how every turn I’ve taken in my life, has been directed by God in His plan to lead me to my husband. If I hadn’t been so rudely awakened to the fact, that my plan was a very wrong turn in life…I wouldn’t have been able to be right where God wanted me to be enabling me to cross paths with a witty, humble, silly, and adorable guy, who was waiting for me.

If I’d not had my own broken road, and been redirected to stay in Oklahoma, I wouldn’t have met this amazing man, who forever changed my life. Not only as a person, but as a woman…and now a mother.

Thank you Lord for your patience and faithfulness in our lives. Although we try it our way, which we think is best…You patiently guide us in other directions even through the hurt. Thank you for reminding us to let go of the control, and taking us on the path that you know to be best for our lives.

Bless The Broken Road Lyrics (Rascal Flatts)

Rascal Flatts – Bless The Broken Road Lyrics

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn’t see how every sign pointed straight to you
Every long lost dream lead me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I’d like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You’ve been there you understand
It’s all part of a grander plan that is coming true

Every long lost dream lead me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

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