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3 Years Ago Today

Posted in Uncategorized by sandy on the December 30th, 2008

“And now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we could ask for or imagine according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory…..”(Ephesians 3:20-21). This scripture is one of my favorites and also happens to be the benediction that concludes each service at our church.  It is also so VERY true.  God has his OWN plan which much of the time does not coincide with our plans.  I thank GOD that he had his own plan for me in regards to Mike.  There were many relationships before Mike and I’s that I cried out to God asking him to please let it be THE ONE, and over and over again I had my heart broken and prayers went unanswered.  I never understood WHY.  The stronger my faith got and the more I tried to do the right thing, the harder it was to understand why God was ignoring me.  Well, it turns out, he was not ignoring me, but listening to every prayer and “planning” to answer it in a way that was far more than I could have hoped for or imagined.  As the song says, “Some of God’s greatest gifts are UNANSWERED prayers.” I truly thank God that he did not answer my prayers the way I wanted and instead chose to do it HIS way.  My meeting Mike is a true attest to God’s goodness.  He waited until I was ready- “Seek thee first the kingdom of God…..” until I finally decided to do it HIS way, to be patient, and allow HIM to control my life.  In so many ways, I hold today dearer to my heart than our wedding.  I feel as though my prayers, hopes and dreams came true, and a beautiful new life began three years ago today.  Our wedding, as special and perfect as it was, simply made it legal and true in God’s eyes.  I owe so many thanks to God first, to Mike for answering his phone and to Kristin for giving me his number.  For those of you who have recently begun reading this blog, here is the story…..

December 30th, 2005, right about this time of day (12:30 pm), Kristin and I were at work talking.  She was telling me about one of her friends who recently began working as a Police Officer and had to respond to an awful call that involved a teenager. I mentioned to her than I knew a few Police Officers and wondered if he was someone I knew.  She continued to describe him and I realized he was not someone I knew, but someone I would like to know.  Kristin mentioned how he was one of the nicest guys and someone who would treat a women so wonderful.  She was at the time interested in someone else, but thought that he and I would make a great match. She left work to run an errand and had intended on calling him and giving him my number.  She did call him, but chickened out on giving him my number.  When she got back to work, I told her to give me his number and I’d call him.  Call me crazy, but call him I did.  It was actually BECAUSE I had the courage to call him out of the blue that he was intrigued rather than freaked out.  The interesting fact is that he had worked the night before (10pm-8am) and normally would have been sleeping, but he had just moved into a new apartment and was waiting on the cable company to call and therefore awake when I called.  We made plans to meet that night at Wild Wing.  It was a short little date since he had to work again that night, BUT he did try to kiss me. :) I turned my head and he got my ear.  He came over the following night- that’s right, New Years Eve.  He left his friends at about 9:30 or 10:00pm and rang in the New Year with me since I was home with Braeden and unable to go out. He couldn’t wait until midnight to kiss me (this is a joke between us) and kissed me about 11:30 pm.  It was after that night and the fact that he would leave his friends on New Years Eve to spend the evening with someone he hardly knew, that I knew he was someone very special.   We were engaged one month later and married June 16th and our wedding song was, “You had me from hello” by Kenny Chesney.  WOW!

Another very special song is the one that another dear friend (and also named Kristin) sang at our wedding.  I can’t think of a more perfect song with lyrics perfectly suited for Mike and I’s love/relationship.

Mike I love you so much!

(I do swear that I’ll always be there.
I’d give anything and everything and I will always care.
Through weakness and strength, happiness and sorrow,
for better for worse, I will love you with
every beat of my heart.)
From this moment life has begun
From this moment you are the one
Right beside you is where I belong
From this moment on

From this moment I have been blessed
I live only for your happiness
And for your love I’d give my last breath
From this moment on

I give my hand to you with all my heart
Can’t wait to live my life with you, can’t wait to start
You and I will never be apart
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing I wouldn’t give
From this moment on

You’re the reason I believe in love
And you’re the answer to my prayers from up above
All we need is just the two of us
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing I wouldn’t give
From this moment
I will love you as long as I live
From this moment on

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  1. on December 30th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Precious!

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