Tuesday, February 10, 2009

SWAK (Part 2) - I love you...

I started SWAK early, so if you want to read the first part of the story you can find it here

Part 2 ...

He had gone home for the weekend and I was eagerly anticipating his arrival back on campus. I missed him (and i was insecure). He called to tell me that he wrecked his car. It was totaled. It was a long night that Sunday. We talked a long time. We cried. He was depressed. I was out of control. He told me he loved me and I reciprocated. Things began to change.

We were making new commitments. Trying to help each other not to drink so much. It was summer and time to go back to our respective homes. We spent hours on the phone, almost nightly. We wrote sappy letters chronicling our pathetic lives without one another. I went to visit him and we had this conversation.

Him : "Do you believe in God?"
Me: "I believe in a higher power, but I don't really know much about God"

We headed back to school. Both of us had new resolve to make better decisions. This is when he started getting weird. I would walk to his dorm and he'd be reading a ... Bible. Can you believe it? Then he didn't want to come to my house because of what went on there. Next he invited me to Church and Bible Study and IV. He was changing and I was trying to change.

Then it happened. I was 19. Life was crazy. I felt hopeless. God drew me to himself. I confessed, I was lost, I needed help, from the only "higher power" that existed. I needed Jesus and he met me where I was. He took me and began the process of changing me from the inside out. He promptly ruined all my goals and replaced them with His plan for me. That handsome boy had led me to Christ and he stood with me as I began to leave the things that were hindering me behind.

I love that boy from my college days (turns out he was a redhead) and I love him even more since he has been my husband for the last 8 years. There is no greater gift he could have given me, then or now, than to introduce me to the Savior of the world. Thank you Norse. You are wonderful.

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  1. Awesome story. I love it when our men our involved in our spiritual awakenings. God is good, isn't He?

  2. Beautiful story. I laughed out loud at "He promptly ruined all my goals and replaced them with His plan for me." It is so true and I can relate!

  3. How cool! Thanks for sharing!

  4. What an awesome story! I love the pictures and enjoyed reading about God's hand in your lives!

  5. great story! great pictures too. and what an amazing testimony to have been introduced to Jesus by your husband.

  6. A touching story!

  7. Praise God, what an awesome story. Check mine out at The IE Mommy. Isn't this fun!

  8. How wonderful to read the way God drew you to Himself, and what a blessing that he used your husband to do so. Thanks so much for sharing both loves stories with us (your husbands and yous with our Lord).

    BEAUTIFUL pictures, by the way.

  9. that's awesome :) i pray that i can have the privilage of leading my husband to Christ.

  10. I have read every single one of your SWAK posts! This one brought tears to my eyes!!!
    Thanks for sharing your love story about your Savior and your husband with us!

  11. I am a bit late in visiting via the SWAK carnival, but what a great story!

  12. What a beautiful story.

    I enjoyed reading it.

    I have been blessed to be here visiting at your blog.
    I love younger women and every chance I get to meet one, it blesses my heart.

    You have a beautiful family.


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