It’s been a little over a month since we got engaged and I just wanted to share a little something with y’all!
He left the day after we got engaged and I don’t know when he is coming back. I’m so stinkin excited for him to come back so we can finally have time to celebrate our engagement. For the most part, we’ve both handled the distance well but this time it has been wayyyy harder sending him away again. Like I just can’t seem to get back into a routine because not knowing what happens next brings all the anxiety. I am the type of person that likes to have my days, weeks, and months planned. I know that when things get out of order, God is in control and I shouldn’t worry but ya know, I’m only human so that can be a challenge. I never expected to be 18 and engaged yet alone to a military man! I’ve always told myself that I couldn’t handle two things: a long distance relationship and dating someone in the military. Well, God had other plans because we’ve been together for 4 years and it’s for the most part been long distance AND I didn’t only date someone in the military but I’m about to marry him!! Over the course of these 4 years, I have really learned to trust in Gods timing and plans. We can try to plan our whole life out and list the things we can’t handle but that’s when God throws the things you “can’t handle” at you and shows you that you can. What I said I couldn’t handle has turned into the biggest blessing! I also need to brag on Justin a little bit because this whole time he has constantly made me feel loved and made sure I get a good laugh daily from lame jokes or memes! Always trust in Gods timing because there is nothing better! I mean, God gave me the most amazing man and I couldn’t ask for anything more! Thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and prayers our way! We really appreciate it.
For those of you who are in a serious relationship, engaged or even married, I highly recommend reading the “Getting Ready for Marriage Devotional” by Jim Burns and Doug Fields. We are also looking for another daily premarital devotional, so if you have read one and loved it send the name my way! We are about to start “Preparing for Marriage” by Dennis Rainey so I’ll let yall know how that goes 🙂
Thanks for following along! Xoxo