***If you haven’t already done so, check out the About Me section of the blog. For the next 13 weeks, I will be writing about how my husband and I met. I will be switching up the format for the posts. Instead of W.O.R.D. it will be R.O.W.D. to help my stories flow a lil’ betta. Ok? Cool? Now, on with the story…
|R||I think I’ve told this story at least a thousand times. LOL! Cause when people see us they instantly wonder “How did they meet?” We laugh every time.
It’s crazy how we met, though. I remember the day like it was yesterday.
I was coming out of the portables headed to the main building of the school we both worked at. I was in a rush to chop it up with my friends before the professional development training that was to happen that morning. It had been a VERY longgggggggg summer and I was super excited to see everyone!
For some reason, I knew it was going to be an interesting school year.
That day, I was feeling myself. My hair was in a cute bush. I had on my favorite camouflage, cargo shorts with my faithful Mickey Mouse shirt and Sperry boat shoes. (I like to switch-up my looks: I can go from wearing 4-inch stilettos, to Vans, to Timberland boots, you name it…my style depends on my mood for the day).
So, I’m leaving the portables, when I noticed this guy walking from the parking lot. We were both headed towards the entrance to the building. He looked like Wolverine from the X-Men movie! LOL! A very handsome Wolverine, I might add. A white guy with a dark tan. Had a pencil in his ear. Nice jeans. Plaid shirt. Sleeves rolled up. Carrying an arm full of books.
Sheesh! I thought. He must be a rookie! No seasoned teacher shows up to the first day of PD with books! LOL! (The first day is normally “Getting to Know You” games and activities at our school.)
Anyway, with my swag game on 10, I introduced myself. I mean he had to know who I was, right?
He didn’t give me too much attention, though. Paid me no mind. LOL!
He kindly thanked me for opening the door for him (‘cause he didn’t have his keys to the building yet…newbie…) and went about his business. And so did I…
Although I remember feeling very happy that day, my heart was broken. At that time, I was going through a lot in my personal life.
Man, I was tired. Tired of chasing a relationship with my “on-and-off again” boyfriend that I knew deep down inside wasn’t for me. I knew the relationship WASN’T MEANT TO BE. But I wouldn’t let go…couldn’t break away. Guess that’s why we were so “on-and-off again” for years.
Until one day, I reached my max…
I told God, “I’m tired of living the way I have been living. Lord, if this person is not for me, I NEED YOU to remove him from my life…and remove any and everything from my life that is not of You.”
AND…GOD MOVED! A few days later, after I prayed that prayer, I got dumped! Crazy thing is I’d never been dumped before in my life.
It blindsided me because at the time, I forgot about that prayer.
I ain’t gonna lie, I was crushed. It hurt…REAL BAD! I was secretly hoping the relationship would work out.
I knew it was the end, too! I felt it. It was hard to accept. Especially since there was so much time and energy invested in the relationship. I guess it was God’s will for it to end.
No. Matter of fact, it was God’s will.
It’s crazy to me how the situation happened. Sometimes we pray for God to move, but when He does we can’t believe it! I prayed for God to intervene in my situation, but I was shocked when He did—how it all happened and where it happened. I didn’t expect the relationship to end as it did…abruptly! Smh.
But God is full of surprises…good ones though. He had a plan…something better in store for me.
Cause little did I know I would be married in a couple of months (yes, I said months) to the man of my dreams. Married to that Wolverine guy who I saw in the parking lot…the rookie. LOL!
To Be continued….
|O||God desires for us to have the BEST life. Everything we need is in Him—a life of peace, joy, and love. We must be obedient and follow God’s direction. We have to let go of some things in order to have the abundant life He wants to give us. It may be hard, but there is purpose in the pain. Through trials, tribulations, and temptations I have learned to trust in God.
My advice to anyone going through a similar situation is to: Trust the process! The result of trusting God is increased faith—something invaluable! God is faithful.
Something to Ponder: What are you holding onto with a tight fist that God is asking you to let go of?
|W||Ephesians 3:20 New International Version (NIV)
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 The Message (MSG)
20-21 God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
Glory to God in the church!
|D||Dear God, Teach us to follow You. Put in our hearts a desire to seek and follow Your will. Give us Your strength to let go of anything that keeps us from “the promises” You have for our lives. Help us to get rid of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won’t let go. Give us the patience to wait on You. For we know Your ways are not like our ways. We put our trust in You.
In Jesus’ name, Amen