As a girl, my one desire was to feel accepted and to be loved. From as far back as I can remember, I was lonely, timid, and very fearful. I’m sure it had a lot to do with the fact that I was fatherless. I’ve never met my biological father to this day and for years it tore me up inside.
During my teenage years, all my unanswered questions about my dad, amongst other things, turned into anger and resentment. That quiet little shy girl turned into a very rebellious teenager who no one had control over.
I began searching for love and acceptance through what I thought was”normal” teenage behavior. All the while, deep inside of me, was that quiet little shy girl crying out so desperately for a father and for someone who would truly love me.
Thankfully, at the age of 18, I found my father!
My Heavenly Father.
In Psalm 68 it says, that God is the Father to the fatherless.
I got saved in June of 1997 and gave my broken heart and broken life to Jesus. I didn’t know what it meant. I didn’t know how to be saved. And I certainly didn’t know how long it would last. I just knew that every missing piece of my life was now made whole. It was truly a miracle!
Okay, now let’s go back to February 7, 1999.
Besides the day that I gave my life to Jesus, this day is very special to me because it’s my wedding day! The day that I said, “I do” to a man that God had especially for me. A man who has loved me and accepted me, even when I’ve been hardest to love.
We met in church and let me tell you, I would have NEVER considered him before…BC he’s white. Calm down, call down! I’m not racist at all, but in my mind, all white men wanted was to get Hispanic women pregnant and leave them, since that is what happened to my mom.
But he’s proven himself time and time again, that he ain’t going no where. (Even when I’ve wanted him too! Lol)
We dated for a little over a year, and we didn’t kiss, hug, hold hands.. NOTHING till our wedding day!
It was beautiful!
Here we are, 15 years later, and we’re still married and still in love!
Oh but let me tell you, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. We’ve had our high times and our low times but through it all, we’ve kept Jesus in the center of our lives!
God is so faithful, because my life now is everything I ever dreamed of and more, all because of God’s grace!
Hope you enjoy the pictures!
First marriage retreat and very prego!
10 year Anniversary
Sadly, we don’t have a 15 year wedding picture yet. But I’m sure it’ll happen soon enough and I’ll add it to the post later… Maybe!
Until then, if you’re married, love your spouse till death do you part. And if you’re single, wait on God and He will give you the desires of your heart!
Happy Anniversary Babe… 15 years, crazy hu??
“Therefore what God had joined together, let not man separate.”