Thanksgiving has come and gone and now Christmas is on the way.
I sure do love the holiday season! Isn’t it just magical?!
During our Thanksgiving feast at my amazing Mother and Father In-Laws home, my beloved Zach gave the most endearing and precious speech over the “Mommy look!” and “Be Careful!” and “I’m all done” signs of our Brother bear. But that’s just our life now. It’s totally beautiful, but completely chaotic.
We’re all comfortable with the pitt patter and Mommy see and do, so Zach went about his Thanksgiving speech in the most delightful way with a chorus of babies in the background. In this gloriously short and simple speech he gave thanks to God for our beautiful and bright babies. He thanked God for the miracle of a marriage that his parents have enjoyed for 35 faithful years. He thanked God for the life of his grandmother who will soon meet her Creator. And most meaningful to me, was he thanked God for me. In front of so many he told me how much he adored me and how he felt his most precious blessing on earth was found in me.
I was reminded again (as I often am) that besides accepting Christ, choosing the mate that is God’s best for you is the most important decision that you will ever make. In fact, after his precious speech, I said that I’m reminded again and again of how incredibly blessed I am to be married to a man who loves God first, me second and our children third. This is a gift that I surely do not give thanks for enough.
So today, although Thanksgiving is over, I will give Thanks.
Thanks to a faithful God that brought a boy named Zach into my life a full 10 years ago.
And gratitude that God gave me the good sense to marry him!
In conclusion, to all my unmarried readers (particularly my sisters), do not underestimate the importance of this decision. Marrying God’s VERY BEST for you is a decision that should not be made lightly. Go with your gut and pray as you’ve never prayed before.
And if you are married (whether you like it or not), thank God for your spouse. Marriage is a gift.
One to be truly thankful for.