Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Five Years and Counting...
Five years ago last week, two families became one. I couldn't have been happier. And I still marvel at the joy that continues to come from that moment. The Lord gave me my Knight in Shining Armor when I wasn't even listening for the gallop to go by. And the Lord gave Don his family when he'd all but given up hope of ever having the pleasure of raising children with a wife who believed in putting family before a career. And the boys have a Dad. A Dad who loves them unconditionally. Something they both wanted very badly.
Neither of us were looking. Both of us found more than we ever could have imagined. No, it hasn't always been perfect. Laura's first few years certainly stretched our abilities and our focus. Living on a budget because we choose to have a stay at home mom in our household means we sacrifice where we didn't used to do so when we were single. And learning to live with someone else always presents lessons in compromise and the application of the Lord's way instead of our own. But for all of us, it is all so very worth it. Work is never without its reward. We find ourselves very rewarded. :)
I thank the Lord daily for my gift. He's truly the best one yet! :)