When Troy and I were dating, I discovered that we shared the same confirmation verse. 5 "Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass."
Psalms 37:5 (NKJV)
At that point we were not engaged but I knew that things were progressing in that direction. I thought to myself that if we were married, we would have that serve as our wedding verse.
We had that verse as the center of our wedding day but more importantly it has been the center of our marriage and family life.
Yesterday we celebrated Mother’s day. And that is always a special day as I reflect on the two precious gifts that God has given to us in Matthew and Jacob. It has always been the desire of my heart to be a Mom and when I look at them, I’m in awe of the amazing miracles that we have in them. I’m reminded of the devotion that our Pastor shared with us when Jacob was born. That in Jacob we have a little piece of Troy and Michelle created out of our love for each other. In Matthew we were told by my Doctor that he is our miracle baby, because by medical standards it should have been impossible for us to conceive. More importantly when we look at our children we are reminded of God’s love and faithfulness.
Nine years ago Troy and I had our first date! I didn’t realize it at the time. We planted seed corn of all things, but it was a memorable day. Each Mother’s Day I reflect back on our life together and I see God’s hand in every aspect of our life. God has brought us through days of joy and also of sorrow. Troy and I are able to handle these things not because of whom we are; but because of whose we are. God walks with us and He is at the center of our marriage and family. We have committed our love, family, and children to Him. We have learned to trust Him above all things and that in each and every situation He will keep us safe.