Well, I am so happy that this week has finally arrived! My dear friends Jeanne Hyde and Mark Hounsell will be saying their "I do's" this friday evening. I am so excited for them! There is alot of work to be done to prepare for this weekend, but the wedding is going to be just beautiful. Spectacular! Jeanne and Mark are very similar to Paul and I, in that Mark has two children so Jeanne is marrying into a family. When I woke up this morning and realized we have entered their "wedding week" , it took me back to my own wedding with Paul. What a beautiful day it was! I will never forget how handsome he looked on that day, and the way he looked at me. I knew that our union was blessed by God and that He would give me the strength to become a "mom" immediately. I have to admit that there was some fear involved because I had never really been around children, but God has proven to be faithful to us, and we have successfully blended our family. It has only worked for us because we have submitted to Christ, looked to Him for guidance, and reached out when things seemed too difficult. I am so thankful for all that God has taught me through my marriage with Paul and my relationship with my "children". I know that we have a beautifully blessed life together and that the ministry God has given us in raising our children is such a wonderful one to experience together. I love doing life with my husband and sharing our passion for Jesus together. My husband has grown into such an awesome man as he has submitted to God's will for his life. I just love him to pieces!
My prayer for Jeanne and Mark as they join together this Friday is that God would bless them as He has blessed us, and that they would allow Him to blend their family no matter how much it hurts our how difficult it can be. I know that they will have a beautiful union because I know how they both submit to Christ in their daily lives. Congrats Jeanne and Mark.....I love you both!
P.S. please pray for me, as I am singing in their wedding and as of today, I cannot speak because I have an awful head cold. Pray that I would have restored health by their wedding day, or that God would give me the strength and ability to sing through it. THank you