Thursday, July 28, 2011

With God between us we can overcome anything

My mom ALWAYS emphasized how important it was for Jenny and I to marry a man who loves Jesus. She knew and believed what a difference it would make in my life, and the lives of my children, to have a husband that loved the Lord. The day I got married she told me that she had been praying for James since the day I was born. I have been doing the same for Jericho and Karis, and the man who marries Karis has A LOT to live up to. Thank you mom for your influence in my life and your fervent prayers for James since I was a baby. Your love and legacy lives on in me, and will be passed on to your grandbabies.

In these past three weeks, it has been more and more apparent how much God brought James and I together. In the last year and a half, my love for him has deepened significantly. Ten years ago when we started dating, I never would have imagined everything that we would have endured together, and how life could be so hard. But together, as he says, "with God between us we can overcome anything." I so deeply love my husband and am so thankful for him and his wisdom, courage, and love. James will be mortified when he finds out that I put this up on my blog, but I just had to show how much his encouragement means to me. With God and James, I really believe that we can overcome anything.

Letter found this morning...

My sweetie,
Throughout all our struggles to grasp solid ground in this life, your deep character continues to amaze me. Your vibrant laugh, your sweet spirit, your love for your family and people that surround you continue to amaze me. With you I feel like with God between us we can overcome anything! Despite the hurt and pain, I have seen your life reflect the love of God, which shows me how real He is in this time. I pray for continued growth and love in God for us!

I love you,