Monday, May 10, 2010

Brimming :)

Oh my goodness! I can't believe our wedding is 11 days away! The days are passing so quickly that I hardly have time to catch my breath! It's good to have a moment to sit down and think for a while. This past weekend I went home for the last time as a single woman. I can hardly believe it. On that 3 1/2 hour drive I reminisced about the past 2 years and some odd months of my life. I love to think back on those times. All I can say is that God has been so faithful to me and my heart is brimming with joy. I read this verse the other day and I can honestly say that this rings true in my life:

"Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart." (Psalm 37:4)

A long time ago I started praying that I would only fall in love once, and that it'd be with the man I was going to marry. I had seen so many people with broken hearts and I didn't want to be one of them. I prayed this for years...

Then I met Jonathan.

Several months later, I could tell I was falling for him. I couldn't help it. He was just so wonderful. Everything I found out about him made me like him more. Our goals and passions were so alike and I began to think, "This could be it! He might be the one I've been waiting for!"

Over two years later, I am going to marry my first love...the man who was my first boyfriend, the first one to hold my hand, my first kiss...Was I promised that it would turn out this way? No. For reasons beyond my knowledge, the Lord chose to honor my prayer and has given me my heart's desire. He has done exceedingly and abundantly above all that I hoped and prayed for all those years. My heart is overflowing with thankfulness for the blessing that I have received by having this man in my life. He is my hero, my head, my best friend, and my first and only love. I cannot wait to stand before him on May 22nd and promise to give my whole self to him for the rest of my life.

Now my desire is to faithfully love and serve this one I have been given as unto my Savior, and to be a crown that brings him honor all his days.

"O Lord, You are my God.
I will exalt You,
I will praise Your name,
For you have done wonderful things."
~Isaiah 25:1

1 comment:

AvaThomaston said...

OH JEN! I am so increadibly excited for you and Jonathan!
The post almost brought me to tears. I really hope I get to stay and see your wedding.
I think more people should view dating and marriage like you. I love you!


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