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"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...

As a 16 year old girl, I gave my love-life to God - whether that meant being single or finding the man I so desired to spend my life with here on earth. It was hard not to date. As a human beings we long for companionship. I had to be broken many times during my wait. Selfish desires and hidden longings were laid bare. I learned to know Christ as the Great Lover of my soul. Through many long and lonely Saturday nights, when all my friends were with their boyfriends, He was there.

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!" I began to see how god was bringing us together. It was thrilling and terrifying at the same time.

Over two years later, I am married to 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.

On May 22, 2010 we promised ourselves to each other for the rest of our lives. It was the most wonderful day 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. I pray our marriage will truly be a reflection of Christ and His Church. It is such a beautiful and wonderful mystery!

(More to come about Jonathan's side of the story...)


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

~ Isaiah 25:1

16 comments:

Cara said...

That is like a fairy tale! How lovely.

Maggy said...

My husband I were the same way :) First kiss, hand hold, boyfriend for me - we were married about a month before you guys (almost a year!). God's good :)

Laura Nelson said...

I just came across your blog, it's lovely...
i love your love story :) I married my first love too:)
xoxo

Caroline said...

Your story is absolutely beautiful. I am in a season of waiting right now...the Lord is definitely teaching me a lesson in patience. It is so encouraging to see you and your husband happily together!

Marli and Memory said...

AWWW! How sweet! My sister and I are saving our first kiss for our husbands too... Sometimes waiting came be so hard! ;) Thanks for the special love story!

Marli

PamJ said...

Beautiful story. Love it how God comes through with his promises one tiny thing at a time... and good for you for being so patient!

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Sounds to good to be true, except with God, all things are possible. :)

Love this story!

Sophisticated Steps

Stacey said...

Hello gorgeous new friend! Your "love story" is just beautiful...isn't amazing what goodness HE has for us if we would JUST surrender to HIS will for our life!
Your testimony of love Eternal and earthly is gorgeous!
It's lovely to "meet" you and I'm now tagging along for your journey xxx Stacey

Mrs Pancakes said...

God definitely answers our prayers...that's a beautiful story..

beka said...

i love how He works things out; He has it all in His hands.
wonderful story:)

Rachel said...

Hey! Thanks for following my blog! You and I have very similar love stories in that we prayed for one man to be our first and only love. Isn't God grand? And we are also the oldest of 6 homeschooled children. :-)

Charissa Steyn said...

Ahhh I LOVE stories like this!!! God is such an awesome God- so faithful and he loves us so darn much. My husband was also my first kiss, first BF, first everything...ahhhh i always wanted that way. What a gift :)

Rebeca said...

Your story is lovely. I have not dated or anything and am praying that God would be the one to reveal who He has for me in His time. Your story gives me me hope, and although I know that my life may not unfold as yours I have faith that God will reward me either way.
-Rebeca

katie said...

Love your sweet story. I am a new follower and I've enjoyed reading through your blog tonight. Your faith and ability to reach others is amazing.

Meredith Sledge said...

I think you were probably pretty similar to me when you were 16. I'm 17 now but I feel the same way towards guys. I've never dated, never kissed a guy, never held hands with a guy... And like you said, while my friends are out with guys, I'm home alone just praying that one day God will send the right one. 'Cause Lord knows that boy is gonna have to be special to deal with me. Haha. Thanks for sharing your story. :D It gave me hope.

Susan said...

My husband was my first kiss, first to hold my hand and my first and only boyfriend. That was the way I always wanted it to be, and I was his first everything too. I am extremely sensitive and I knew I couldn't deal with breakups and broken hearts. We always joke that someday if one of our kids hearts get broken, we will have no idea how they feel. God gave me such a special man, and I am so glad that he is the only one to have held this place in my life. I just found your blog and I look forward to learning more about you and your walk with the Lord!! :)

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