An engagement, a wedding, two homes sold and one purchased, a year come and gone since that evening.
A good Friday service, then to a local bar for dinner and music, and twelve months later we sleep with our six girls under one roof,
nearly six months into our marriage.
On that night if you were to have told me where we would be today, I would have believed you.
My heart knew.
It wasn’t just that evening of laughter and good conversation that led me to know he was the one.
Four years of work lead up to that date.
Relationships with others that helped me to learn.
Nights of prayer.
Lord, I give up. I place this in your hands.
When it was time, Matthew arrived.
Finally unencumbered by the “stuff” that weighs one down, we only needed the minutes alone together to know this was the start of the grandest adventure.
Many a night now I fall asleep mid prayer. He and I whispering words while children sleep in rooms above.
Matthew says I take a deep breath and he knows then he has lost me to slumber. On those nights he finishes the prayers for both of us.
A broken women’s prayers all those years ago, answered now in the form of a man who speaks her prayers when she cannot.