Supposedly every good story starts with “Once upon a time….”
Once upon a time, there was this girl. This girl had a lot of loves in her life as she grew up, starting with puppies and drawing, on to horses and reading, and even later, cute boys and fashion. She never really moved on from her first loves, she just kept adding on more and more objects of affection. As she grew into a woman, she also found things she didn't care for much, like college chemistry and those pesky things called ‘rules’ and ‘morality.’ She discovered martinis and rebellion, and became too busy chasing after ‘love’ to have any time to pursue her original passions.
All of that changed the day she learned how loved she truly was. It turned out, there’s this amazing God, the same one that created this universe and its’ billions of stars and planets, who loved her fiercely. His love for her was so strong and perfect that all the relationships and parties in the world couldn't compare. So, this woman fell in love with Him as well. I mean, how could she not? She promised her whole life to Him, and finally stopped chasing after love.
Shortly after, God brought a man into her life. (Actually, he had been introduced to this story about three years earlier, but she had been too preoccupied with her pursuits to notice.) This man was tall and handsome, with amazing blue eyes, and an even more amazingly kind heart. He fell in love with the woman in our story, and she fell in love right back. Once again, why would she resist?
These lovers were married, and welcomed another love a short time later: a little girl. Her tiny hands grasped for them and trusted them to care for her, and the parents’ love for her grew right along with her bouncing blonde curls each day. And when the man, woman, and girl thought they were complete, God brought one more miracle to love, another baby girl. A few years later, they welcomed their bouncing baby boy. All the kids continued to grow into beautiful little creatures, as their family grew in love.
This family’s story is still being written, and it only seems right that it should be shared. It’s a story that’s full of God’s amazing, redeeming love, with little snippets of the family’s other passions as well. Any story that God is writing is sure to be amazing. Enjoy!
I am a thirty-something full time mommy of three, who happens to have a love for fashion and uses any excuse to wear something shiny. I am loved by an amazing God, and an amazing man. I have been told by those close to me that my jokes are NOT funny, but that doesn't stop me from cracking myself up. Yeah, that's right. I'm actually laughing at myself right now!