So I am getting married in exactly 72 days! I am so excited, yet so calm. I feel like this calmness comes from knowing that I am firmly in God’s will. I prayed, begged, and pleaded with God to give me a mate. I longed for my husband for as long as I can remember. I eventually came to the conclusion that marrying the perfect guy just wasn’t in my cards, so I began to settle for less than the best. I was still picky about who I dated, I just tried to reason away their flaws.
I received an invitation for yet another wedding. When you are single and searching, there is nothing more painful than being invited to someone else’s wedding…and going alone. I knew I needed to go to the wedding because the bride was a dear friend of mine. The night of the wedding, I couldn’t find anything to wear, I hated my hair, I just felt crummy all over. I decided I just wouldn’t go…I could come up with a good excuse and no one would even miss me. I even went as far as to start changing back into my comfy clothes. However, only by the grace of God, did I say “no, this is silly. I need to go and be a good friend.” So, I proceeded to get ready again. I didn’t know it then, but that was a life-changing decision for me.
I went to the wedding, enjoyed the beautiful ceremony, nibbled on the tasty treats, and even found myself having an enjoyable time. Little did I know that my life was about to change.
The bride’s brother, whom I had previously been introduced to, was there and approached me. We began to talk, you know, ask the basic questions that usually lead nowhere. After a few minutes of talking, he asked me for my number. I obliged and gave him my digits (that is what he would say if he were telling this story). I didn’t really feel like “wow, I just met my soul mate, the future father of my children”. It wasn’t like that…in fact a few days later when he called me, I had already accepted an invitation with another guy for a date that weekend. However, I told him I would love to do something that Thursday. So it was a date. And the rest is history. I thank the Lord everyday for blessing me with such a wonderful soon-to-be spouse. Christian is everything I could want in a mate and much, much more. He is so understanding, patient and sweet. Not to mention that he makes me laugh like crazy. Sometimes he will send me texts at work, and I’ll literally laugh out loud and on one occasion, I spit my drink out all over my keyboard.
So, in 72 days, I will marry my best friend. The man that I have prayed for since I was 12. The man I thought didn’t exist. The man I love more than anything. The man I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with.
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