A new mom dives into parenthood. Will our heroine survive?

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Something that happened that changed my faith in God

In the Fall of 2003, I said a prayer. I remember looking out of my bedroom window in my apartment in Massachusetts, looking at the stars and asking God to PLEASE make the next the one, "the one". I was so incredibly tired of dating. I was ready to settle down and was just plain sick of dating complete jerks and losers. A few weeks later, October 16th I think it was, I got an email from a "funkywhiteboy" that was a member of Match.com, as was I. I think he said something simple like, "you seem cool, hit me back". And so I did - and spent the next two weeks falling in love with words on a screen and a voice on the phone. We met in person on November 1, 2003 and 3 years later we got married in our backyard on a hot, humid day in July, on the coast of gorgeous North Carolina, surrounded by our family and our closest friends. It was a GREAT day.

I'm not sure what exactly led me to write this post today, but I've just been thinking about how God has answered my prayers and made me believe in him just by how specific he answers them. My prayer for God to let the next guy I dated be "the one" was the first of many prayers that fit that description and that was the major thing that changed how I feel about God.

Last year a series of really miraculous events transpired. Every one of which I prayed about. Basically, I was pregnant and Hubby was unhappy with his job. Amazingly he found a job two hours away that was a perfect fit for him. So we put our house on the market and started making plans. Our house needed to sell by March 17th in order for us to get a lease on a temporary apartment while our new home was being finished two hours away. If we didn't sell the house in time, we would basically not be able to afford a short lease and would have been out of luck!

The sell of our house was completed on March 16th - and we moved into our temprary housing on March 17th. Talk about cutting it close - but I just kept praying and praying...

Then there was the birth of our son. I really needed the birth to happen in our new town!! (although I know that babies don't really care about that sort of thing!) But the closing date of our new home was scheduled 2 weeks before my due date and our lease was coming up on the apartment, and then the builder tried to move our closing date to the same day as my DUE DATE!! I was a nervous wreck. But I prayed about it.

We moved into our home on August 17th, Goose was born 10 days later. Again, we cut it pretty close, but I just kept trusting in God and saying those prayers! And it all worked out.

There is, of course, much more to this story. But it all started with a prayer. The inside of my husband's wedding ring in engraved with this - "I prayed for you". Because I prayed for him and God delivered! Happy Thursday everyone!


Kacie said...

Oh my gosh!

What a wonderful story.

There must have been something about October 2003 and online matchups (and God!).

I met my husband in a campus web site forum on Oct. 7 2003. We e-mailed for a week and went on our first date on Oct. 12. We were officially a couple on the 19th.

I later found out that before our first date, my husband went to church to specifically pray for me and that it would go well.

I absolutely love the power of prayer. God hears my prayers, and delights in answering even the littlest of ones as He sees fit.

Debbie J. said...

I already knew this story, but it made me emotional any way! Love you all three!!!!

Mrs. Byers said...

Hello! I just popped over from Biblical Womanhood and thought I would check out your site. I came for the cloth diapering info, but thought I would read a little here and there. This post reminded me of the saying "God is rarely early, never late, and always right on time." Thank you for sharing your encouraging story.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Awww! I have learned to pray very specifically as well. It doesn't always get answered. But it happens just enough for me to know that God is totally, utterly there, so that during the times I feel like I can't hear him, I KNOW he is there, based on those past whammy prayers. He's a sweet sweet God.

You might like my post about marrying my husband too!