I stated a few weeks ago that wedding planning hasn’t been going well for Jerry and I. Not because of any problems between the both of us but due to logistics and things not working out as planned. It took us so many months to find a venue of our liking. Looking back maybe we were too picky. Since we have together for a long time (7 years to be exact) we have really high expectations of what our wedding day should look like. Add that to my anxiety, Jerry’s promotion, friends are getting married and other events we are a part of. To say that we are being stretched is an understatement.
With all that is going on, its very easy to drown in stress and anxiety. To just live day by day. But recently I have decided to celebrate. I want to soak in every moment. I may not have everything together as far as planning, but I have to celebrate either way.
Jerry and I have been together since he was a teenager. That in it self is crazy to me! (He’s 27 now) In 2007, we were both so naive to the idea of God centered relationships or even what a relationship with God was. The both of us went through a lot throughout the years. We changed jobs, friendships and schools together. We fought a lot and supported one another through difficult times. We drew closer to the Lord together. We really learned what true love is through our relationship. Its been a wild ride, with a lot of up and downs. But Jerry can tell you as well that we would do it all over again because we are better people today. I thank God for Jerry because he is my number 1 supporter. He is still my best friend.
Many people ask me immediately after I say that I’ve been with Jerry for 7 years, “And you two haven’t had sex together after all these years?” And the answer is no. We have made mistakes but when we had opportunities to have crossed those boundaries both of us decided not too.
We have followed Christ to create a strong foundation for the future. This wouldn’t have possible if we had been sexually active. I realize today that I am proud of who we have become because of what God has done through us. As we commit to one other on September 20th, I pray God will be proud of how we have submitted to his will.
After all the years of hard work and perseverance (despite things not being all together right now) Its time to celebrate! To look at what we have been able to build with our diligence to God’s plan. I have to continue to guard my heart and choose to celebrate what I have now.
Maybe you feel like theres something you haven’t achieved yet and things have been difficult. Be thankful you are better than where you were and thats something to be celebrated. God celebrated his progress daily when creating the world. And though we aren’t at the finish line, we can celebrate that we are making the best of any gift and any situation.
I love you Jerry. Thank you for your part in my life and this relationship. I can’t wait to be your wife and to the next stage of adventures together.