Thursday, May 28, 2015
Eric and I celebrated 15 years of marriage last night. What a beautiful blessing it is to be married! And what a testimony to the grace and love of God to be able to joyfully and honestly say that we love each other more, enjoy each other more and know each other more today than we did 15 years ago when we took our vows.
I remember wondering on our wedding day what kind of adventures life would bring us as we walked through it together. I do remember that we wanted 5 kids...and that we thought that was a LOT of kids! Ha!
We were speculating with our kids at breakfast how we would have responded if someone had told us on our wedding day that in 15 years we would be living in Uganda with 9 kids. I don't think I would have believed them, mostly because I would have looked at myself and felt very inadequate. Why do I say that? Because I still feel inadequate for the job every day. But I'm glad I feel this way.
If dependence upon God is our goal, then being faced every day with the reality that "I can't do this on my own." is a wonderful place to be. Last night, while we were on our anniversary date, our kids watched Facing the Giants. We came home in time to see the final scene in the locker room. In that scene, the coach asks his players, "Tell me, is there anything your God cannot do?" This is always very moving to me, because over our 15 years of marriage, we have faced many "giants": things that were impossible for us, but we watched in awe as God caused them to fall before us. Is there anything that God cannot do for us? Has he ever held back his love? Has he ever failed us? Not once.
We have been blessed to have 15 years together of seeing God's amazing love and grace towards us sinners.
And I can't wait to see what the future holds...