Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How my life came to be filled with .....Sweetness

I have had several people ask me how I met Sweetness. So I thought I would do a blog post about how the Lord worked in such a miraculous way to bring us together.

I was just coming out of a very dark period in my life. Things seemed to be falling apart at the seams. I sold my house and moved about 30 miles south into a very nice apartment complex. The reason I chose this complex is because they allowed large dogs. Even though my babies are not Great Da.nes, they are not teacup poodles either!

Anyway, not long after I moved in, I noticed Sweetness walking his dog also around the complex and we said a friendly hello a couple of times. I began dating a different man, and unbeknownst to me, Sweetness had told my neighbor friends that he wanted to ask me out. Well after several months the other relationship was not going great, but I hate breakups so foolishly I continued with it. Well after speaking to Sweetness several times, he finally got the nerve up to ask me out. I thought "Hey, why not. He seems nice enough."

I remember it was a Thursday night, we went out for Mexican and had a great conversation, but I remember not being able to eat because I was so nervous around him. I thought that must have meant I really liked him! Well as we drove back to our apartment complex, we parked the car, and ended up sitting in the car for the next 4 hours talking. Most of you who know me IRL, know that my faith is a HUGE part of who I am. So because this was the first time we were really talking, I asked Sweetness about his faith and beliefs. Well to boil those 4 hours down, basically he was raised in the Catholic church, but currently did not attend, but was very open and eager to have a closer relationship with the Lord. So I invited him to church with me that Sunday.

We went to church that Sunday and every Sunday from then on. On the 45 minute drive to my church, we shared our hopes and dreams and I explained why my faith was so important, and all that the Lord had done in my life! Because Sweetness was not a christian at the time, I did not feel I could "date" him and I continued on with my other relationship. However I was developing strong feelings for Sweetness and missed him when I wasn't with him. He was quickly becoming my best friend.

Well on December 9, 2007 after church, Sweetness asked Christ to be Lord of his life, and his life changed dramatically! (Not that it was bad or anything, but when the Lord takes over your life, you are a NEW creature!) Not long after that I realized the other man was not for me, and soon began dating Sweetness. We grew together so quickly, and now had the common thread in our life of Christ as our Savior!

He proposed to me on July 26, 2008 and I knew without a doubt that the Lord had brought us together! (The picture on the top of the blog in the circle is the moment we got engaged!) He has grown into the most amazing Christian. He loves God with all his heart and I feel privileged to have been able to be a part of leading him to the Lord.

We were married 6 months later and I am still amazed when I look back at the amazing circumstances that brought us to this place!!! I adore him. I can't imagine life without him, and and so glad I don't have to.

Thank you Lord Jesus, for knowing exactly who/what I needed in a man, and fashioned my Sweetness to be my perfect helpmate in this life. I am so truly blessed to have this wonderful gift!

Ending with a scripture-

"Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm,and he guided them to their desired haven."

- Psalm 107:28-30

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