Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Happy 14th anniversary

I am blessed. 
We serve an amazing God.  
What really got us through this  year were the years and years we committed to learning love. The endless hours communicating,  praying, moving toward one another. Moving toward one another problems and all. Those years, that time spent learning to love prepared us for stage four cancer and saying yes to adopting a baby when financially we should be saying no.
 I can see how many marriages don’t make it through such a trial as cancer. I don’t want to portray a false reality to that  very hard season we faced. I agree with my friend, love counts in the raw meat moments of marriage when very little is reciprocated. Very little of what the world calls love has found it’s way to me in those  few months but my love has only increased not withdrawn. I know Dave would say the same thing. Throw in a baby that no one wanted and saying yes when everyone and everything says we should say no. We put our faith in God and the rest was history. Now almost 3 years cancer free and a joyful healthy 1 year old running around we give all the glory to God. He met us every step of the way.

I love you from a place much deeper than what the world calls love. I know Jesus well. I  understand unconditional love. From that place I  was able to love beyond my own strength. 

1 John 4
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

 I love you more, but you love me so well. 
It all comes from the deep roots of our  faith. 
I am so blessed and thankful you are alive and we said yes to Abraham.
I love you dearly David.  
 God is a mighty God.
Thank you for an awesome 14 years!