Boy, sometimes I am so surprised how life can change and how fast it happens.
I’m sitting there and the next thing I know our children are grown and getting married and then we are grandparents, when it seems that it was only yesterday that we were training them to use the toilet.
I really don’t know where the last 25 odd years have gone, and sometimes I don’t remember much about them either.
I don’t remember washing my firstborns nappies too much, but I know that I must have. Disposables weren’t really that popular back then.
I don’t remember much about No 2 Sons early years, and I need to look back on some photos to see how cute he was.
Now I know that in the last 25 years we have fitted a heap in . We have moved house 6 times in that period. (I’m happy to stay put now).
We have changed and grown, we’ve been in debt and out of debt and God has blessed us with more children than originally planned. We have tried numerous business ventures, some have taken off, some have failed.
My husband and I have seen eye to eye and have fought too. Now we have come to a place where we are so together it makes me want to cry.
In all the past 25 odd years we have definitely seen a pattern, even though I can’t remember all the situations, I know that God has been guiding us. His hand has never left us and you can see definite paths where we have strayed and then He has brought us back to Himself.
He led us to homeschool and to give our family planning over to Him. He has aligned us with some beautiful families to help us on our journey and He has helped us through times when we thought our hearts were broken for ever.
I sit here now with tears in my eyes as I remember the really hard times, the times when I thought it was all over. The times when there was no encouragement from anyone with what we were doing, when the only encouragement we had was from each other.
I thank God for his continual hand on our lives, I thank Him for the good and the bad, because without any of it we wouldn’t be the people, the couple, the family we are now.
Isaiah 41:13 For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
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