Saturday, August 23, 2008

Six Months Together

Six months ago today . . .

He cried and I beamed. We prayed together. We entered into a sacred covenant. We shared our first kiss. Moments made more precious because of the waiting and wondering, the tears and the surrender that came before.

As others have told me, it is wonderful to be married! But I would qualify that statement. I would say that it is wonderful to be married rightly. To the right one, in the right way, at the right time. Just being married, in and of itself, doesn't fix, satisfy or fill anything.

One of the many facets of joy that shone in my heart that day was that it came about, not because I kicked and screamed and demanded, not because I manipulated and connived, but because I gave my desire to God, and He chose to give it back to me. Today, I'm so grateful that it happened that way!

Far beyond my deepest heart's desire,
Far beyond what I could ever dream,
Far beyond my fairytale imagination is Your perfect plan for me!
There's no limit to romance, in all it's beauty,
When the Author of love shapes my destiny.
Far beyond the most that I could long for,
I will find the dreams You have dreamed for me.

- Far Beyond by Eric and Leslie Ludy. Played at our wedding.


lloyd said...

Happy Anniversary, and thank you for the godly example you both set. Blessings, the Bentz family

~Justin&Meg~ said...

Amen and amen, sista! :) :)
Just think marriage is great after 6 months (and it is!) gets better! In the midst of real life (sickness, long work days, date nights, pregnancy, birth, babies, etc), your marriage gets enriched. Different from the honeymoon stage, but different in a good way...SOS call from the bathroom...gotta run!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that example.

Amber D.M. said...

Aww...thank you for the gentle reminder and words of encouragement. It is so sweet to see friends marry well and live happily together. I'm thankful the Lord brought you two together, and I'm looking forward to see what the Lord has in store for your lives. *hugs*

Nitchfield News said...

Hi there Amber! I just signed up for Live Journel, but I can't seem to find your account! :-( If you don't mind, would you post a hint of how to find you in the comment section? I'll just erase your comment when I've found you, so your info won't go public. *hugsback* ;-) - GJ

Momma Amy said...

So true! Your pictures are lovely.

It does only get better, but I find it becomes even more cherished as my marriage gets tested and we work through difficult times, and our relationship holds steadfast.

What a blessing to be "married rightly"!