My husband and I are a mismatched pair when it comes to faith/religion. I believe and he doesn't. I continuously pray for his salvation. I know nothing is impossible with God and one day, my prayer will be answered. With that being said, each morning as he leaves for work, my prayer states: "I plead the blood of Jesus over my husband. God, protect him to and from each destination that he may ponder." I am thankful my husband is a great provider, caring father, and a loving husband. Not a day goes by that I don't confess these promises:
31And they answered, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ [[a]give yourself up to Him, [b] take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping] and you will be saved, [and this applies both to] you and your household as well.
1 Corinthians 7:14
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are holy.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Well, we didn't have a wedding or a honeymoon. We got married at the Madison County Courthouse in Huntsville, AL in 1996. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures to share either. I remember being nervous and happy all at the same time. I learn something new everyday and maintaining a healthy marriage and family is hard work. It was one of the happiest days of my life:-)!!!
Monday, June 14, 2010
(First picture we took at a photo gallery in Andalusia, AL.-- James (21) Gertha (19))
My husband James and I met in 1992 at Lurleen B. Wallace State Jr. College in Andalusia, AL. I was 19. He's from Mobile, AL and I'm from a little town forty-five minutes South of Albany, Ga called Morris, Ga.
At the time, I was dating someone else. Consequently, I found out he was seeing another girl besides me. I was hurt, a little. However, in my heart , I liked James from the start. I used to watch him in the backyard from my bathroom window of our apartment complex. ( Our college didn't have dorms so we lived in apartments) I wanted to make sure that he liked me too because I didn't want to get hurt again. I would speak and we'd oddly end up in the same places. Later, I discovered he was watching me as well:-).
We couldn't stand to be away from each other. He was always on my mind. I love how he would always be there when I needed him, give me what I needed and put me first. I graduated in 1992 from LBW and transferred to Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL. We'd write letters and had an ENORMOUS phone bill:-). We were miserable apart. But, being who he is, he transferred to Athens State to be near me. I love him for that. I miss that feeling and that energy.
I'm going to let him know/show him just how much I love and appreciate him. He's such a remarkable provider for our family.
This is us 14 years and two children later.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
It took me awhile to get here. I joined a Good Morning Girls http://goodmorninggirls.squarespace.com (created by Courtney -Women Living Well and hosted with her friend Angela) group in the fall and I am participating in the summer session as well. It has brought me so much hope and joy. I have been contemplating creating a virtual journal to share my "quiet times" for awhile. I was nudged by my husband to start one online but I'm not one to pour my heart out for the world to read. Then, I started thinking about our children. Being "digital natives", I wanted to allow them access to my virtual journal. I'm glad I decided to do it. I find when I tithe the start of my day to God, I'm even tempered and patient (for most of the day_;-)). I can feel and hear the Holy Spirit speak to the spirit that abides in me. I have much work to do on myself and I am glad I chose not to do it alone. My favorite bible promise is Phil. 4:13-- "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".
Until next time....
Until next time....