Today is my wedding anniversary. and today we celebrated. Not just because it is our anniversary but because this time last year our relationship was pretty battered (and I don’t mean the kind that comes with chips…). We were struggling big time. In fact we had a holiday in the early summer last year, sans enfants, to get away and just try and talk through stuff, try and fix it. The time was spent talking, crying, being silent, willing each other to be happy, to love each other. The thing is we both knew we loved each other and we both knew that we couldn’t see us apart, but it just wasn’t working. I think we were both just exhausted, 3 kids, me running my own business, we just didn’t have time to spend together and when we did have time we just wanted a break from everything – well I did anyway. If I had an evening off the last thing I wanted to do was spend it with my husband, I just wanted some time for ME.
So we came away from that week feeling that we just had to hang in there for each other. Nothing was going to change until the kids were older and we had some more time. Then of course God showed up in our lives. And you know what, our relationship is healed. Truly. And actually we haven’t changed anything in our lives, we still have 3 kids, my husband still works the same hours, I still ahve my business (well, for now anyway!) and in fact we are probably busier than we were because we have church stuff to do too. But in all that we ahve new found respect for each other, new found sympathy and understanding, new found love and excitement at spending time together and actually we haven’t done a thing! God has done it all. When we renewed our baptism vows a few months back we had to share some testimony and this is what my husband said:
‘it’s like as we fell in love with God, we fell in love with each other all over again’. And thats the only way I can describe it, (and yes I did blub when he said that, big time!).
So today was extra special. We wanted to thank God for bringing us back together and for blessing us so much in what we have together and in our family. So we walked to the top of the nearest hill with the guitar, and sang our hearts out in praise. It’s fair to say it was quite emotional, but amazing too.
So, I don’t care what anyone says about God not intervening in our world today, not performing miracles or caring about what we as inidividuals do, because he sure performed a miracle on us.

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    GOD thinker
    September 22, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Happy Anniversary and may God grant you many many more.

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    September 22, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing. My story is similar. What a wonderful God we have.

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    Judith Riddle
    September 24, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Halleluja! Thank you Jesus! What a wonderful testimony. So happy for you. God is truly a miracle worker! May the Lord bless you and keep you and your family filled with joy in the years to come!

    And thank you for stopping by my blog the other day to leave me a comment on my post. I really appreciate it. Looking forward to speaking with you again. Check out my latest post on Waiting on the Lord!


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    Judith Riddle
    September 24, 2010 at 1:18 am

    P.S. I am now a follower of your blog!

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    SS Firedancer
    September 24, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Hi Sweet Sweet Red God What and awesome testimony of God's redeeming love bless you both as you celebrate Him in your union together in Christ. Lovin your and lookin forward to our "Cupper" may see you Sunday, hoping it's been a long time for us. ~Firedancer

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    September 24, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I found this really moving. It is true that when we realise God's love for us, that love flows over to other people. I have found that in my marriage and I am so glad things are better for you.

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    September 27, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Thanks for sharing this encouraging story.

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