This morning.. I am thinking about doing things the "right" way. What does that mean? Let me elaborate....
Josh and I started dating in high school (October 2006)
Josh and I broke up after high school for 1 year (August 14, 2007)
Josh and I we reunited after that 1 year & started dating again (August 2008)
Engaged December 2008 of that year.
Married September 2009!!
What was the "right" way to do things? We obeyed Jesus and his calling for our life in that season... Josh was playing football and going to college & I was a part of a ministry school called The Honor Academy.
We couldn't do it on our own. It was the strength of Christ that got us through. We had to trust that he was in control. Clearly we weren't.
In hindsight - those were some hard days... Yet those were some amazingly beautiful times. Doing it "God's way" was MUCH more rewarding then trying to do anything in our own strength.
We now have the most adorable little 6 week old and we couldn't be happier. A friend recently asked us:
"Is married life really that great? I mean once you have a kid... isn't it like OVER for you?"
Actually -- it couldn't be better. I wouldn't trade this life for anything and daily I am blessed to know that God honored our "doing it the right way" and has given us the most amazing life. We are blessed beyond measure!!
I encourage you wherever you are at... you CAN do things the RIGHT way. Reach out to Jesus and ask him what that looks like for you. I promise it is SO worth it. Every single second is worth it!