Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Beginnings of a Life Together

(These pictures were taken in July of 2006 at my brothers wedding--they are not of our wedding! Just the most recent photos that I have of us together alone! :))

So, my last post left off on New Years Eve of 2000! And DH and I were married on January 30, 2000! We had to do that, because otherwise we would slip up. When you know that someone IS your spouse, it is incredibly hard to keep your flesh from jumping ahead of things and needless to say I fell down. However, I told my soon to be husband who wasn't of the same mindset, but was incredibly understanding and patient that we had to be married--Because there would not be, could not be ANY. more. of. that. He obliged and we were married in a very quiet ceremony at my pastors house with my pastors wife, his daughter and of course he officiated--It was simple and very sweet. Plus we saved a WHOLE LOTTA money doing it that way! ;)

I promptly moved onto the Air Force Base about 45 minutes from my the city where I grew up. We were blessed at every corner! On February 8th we found out that we were expecting our first baby! No sense in wasting any time!

I am going to pause here to let you know that the Lord had told me through a prophetic word that when I was united with my husband that I would become pregnant on my wedding night! He wasn't kidding. I became pregnant immediately as in we didn't even need to try more than once. So-that means that we conceived the one time that we slipped up before we were married by law, however our hearts were knit together and we felt married before the actual ceremony(I don't know if that makes sense, sorry). Except we did not know about it until after our marriage ceremony. I want all to know that I do not condone fornication at. all. I know that God does not condone it either. That is why we got married so soon-we knew that it would be better to marry knowing that we were intended for one another and not knowing each other, so that ALL things could be done in accordance to God's Word and how He says they should be done rather than putting ourselves in a tempting situation.

Alrighty then, moving on--

As you may or may not remember DH had not asked Jesus to be Lord of his life yet, but God promised me before we were married that he would be saved very shortly after. And my God CANNOT lie! So, on February 23rd, 2000 in the wee hours of the night, DH woke up frantic for some reason. I quickly turned my lamp on and asked him what was wrong, I had never seen such terror on someone's face.
Husband: I just had a terrrible dream, I was in this tunnel and there were all these demons/creature things and they were chasing me and they were coming out of these holes along the tunnel. Jim(our/my pastor) was there and he was fighting them off for me and telling them to go away in Jesus Name. That was the only thing that was keeping them from getting me.
Me: Well, you need to ask Jesus into you heart. Do you want Jesus to be your Lord and Savior?
Husband: Yes.
Me: Ok, pray this after me... And we prayed
My husband became a child of the Most High God that night! Not only that but I layed hands on him and he received the baptism of the Holy Spirit as well. Then I called Nita to tell her all about what had happened(at like 3am) and as she and I were talking the Lord delivered DH from some demonic bondage that had been hindering him from the time he was a little guy!!!! Praise Jesus! Isn't God good?! He ALWAYS goes above and beyond anything that we could ever imagine! So, now my DH was a born again believer of Jesus Christ! Thank you Jesus for always being so faithful to your children, you never cease to amaze me!

We were very blessed, but by the world's standards we were poor! However, God made sure that all our needs were met! We had a house-paid for, we had medical-free, we had food allowance plus the meager salary of an E-2(I believe?). Anyhow, I quit my job as an Orthodontic Assistant when I was 5 months pregnant with our daughter and became a homemaker! I loved it. It was a very "honeymoonish" time in my life. I got to take leisurely walks with my dog daily and have lunch with my husband and basicly get used to being a wife for about 4 months!

Then on September 27th, 2 weeks before her due date, my daughter started her decent into this world. She was born on September 28th, 2000 at 2:15 am. That is a very awesome testimony/story that I may have to type up on this here blog one of these days. But until then God bless you and I will be typing again soon!


Amy said...

Hello my friend! I'm so glad you posted again. The divine hand of our sweet Jesus on the two of you is so obvious. Cling to that on happy days and cling to that on days filled with struggle and strife. Jesus knew what he was doing when he brought you together and he knows where your going. Let Him be the potter and you the clay. Use this season to grow in the ways He wants and get ready because as you always say, "We serve a BIG God." and I know he has big plans for you both.

I love you - and your DH too!


I live IN Jesus said...

Thank you my dear friend. I love you. God bless.

Heather said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to type this all out and for allowing us to see how the Lord is working in your life. Your pictures are just beautiful!

I was so humbled by the comment on my blog...I am so inadequate, God is so gracious to allow me to serve Him. (((hug))) heather

I live IN Jesus said...

You are so right--we are ALL inadequate and to say anything else would be foolishness! I know that I am seeing Jesus in you when you blog or just write or comment! God is very diligent about not allowing to share HIS glory with any man(or woman ;))! You don't have to worry about me looking at you instead of seeing Jesus! Even though I love the person that Jesus is changing you into! Isn't He wonderful! I feel very blessed to have found you on this BIG worldwide web--you are truly a major blessing to me! Thank you and Thank you, Jesus, for bringing me the encouragement that I need through such a submitted and humble vessel! God bless you Heather!
Sarah T