Each and every day I am constantly reminded of the best “earthly” gift I have been given — my sweet man. From the moment the alarm clock wakes us each day to the last words each night of “I love you,” I am so very thankful for the man who shares this life journey with me.
When we first “reconnected” —- I was a wreck, a virtual shell of a person – a victim of a 30+ year toxic relationship. A lost soul, lacking trust in just about everybody. I was full of anger and hurt, bitterness and betrayal. Baggage. All I wanted to do was retreat, blend into the wallpaper.
Yet at the same time, I wanted to find that person that God had created me to be. I knew in my heart that I had strayed way off course on my life journey. And for my man, looking for a place to be spiritually filled in a city that he was once called home while taking care of family business —– we both end up in His House. That’s why we say our meeting, our opportunity to reconnect a young friendship, a shared childhood was Divine Appointment. It couldn’t have been any other way!
So through the passing of time —– a friendship planted with the seeds of goodness, kindness, gentleness, patience, compassion, an offering of hope grew into our love story. God gave me you. God gave me you to help make my life something so beautiful.
Beautiful, Beautiful by Francesca Battistelli
Don’t know how it is You looked at me
And saw the person that I could be
Awakening my heart
Breaking through the dark
Suddenly Your grace
Like sunlight burning at midnight
Making my life something so
Mercy reaching to save me
All that I need
You are so
Now there’s a joy inside I can’t contain
But even perfect days can end in rain
And though it’s pouring down
I see You through the clouds
Shining on my face
I have come undone
But I have just begun
Changing by Your grace
Artwork from http://studiojru.com/ —- please check out Jennifer’s beautiful love story and her artwork