December 27th 2007 was the day I got a text from my friend Mary that said “Are you seeing anyone?”. I remember that dreaded text because I knew what the following one would be… something like “I’ve got this great guy I want you to meet”. Ugh, a blind date!
I had gone through my divorce in 2005 and was in a pretty serious relationship right after that for a year and a half, both which left me absolutely heartbroken and jaded. I took a while to just be me… to be crazy when I wanted to be, to do what I wanted when I wanted, and to not worry about anything (on the weekends I didn’t have my kids, of course!!). So when I finally calmed down, found Jesus, and saw my self-worth again is when I got that text message from my friend.
At the time I had started seeing a guy I had dated before but nothing serious, so I told her sure, why not? She gave Bryan my # and he started texting me… who knew that here we would be, almost 3 yrs later… married… raising a family together…going to church together… and even more in love.
The thing is, I had prayed that God give me balance… and peace… and a faithful, loving man who knew Him. Obviously He does things in His time and not mine… but I am glad that He opened my heart to allow Bryan in. God knows what He’s doing, that’s for sure.
Some of the things I love about my husband…
He treats my kids as if they were his own. He does homework with them, goes to their sports games, and has stayed home sick with them before.
He holds my hand. I think there is nothing more romantic than someone reaching for your hand. It’s a public display of love.
He cleans my house… ‘Nuff said.
He comes to church with me now… he was so anti-church in the beginning until he saw what a relationship with Jesus looked like, rather than religion. It’s great to see him at worship or serving the community.
I am so blessed to have him as my husband. I love him so.