It is amazing how God works! His sense of timing, truth, and love, inspire me daily! Rewind about 20 years back, December 4th, 1997. Had to be one of the worst days in my life. I was young, married to my first husband, who I thought was my world. We knew each other since we were 9 years old, our families were friends, I honestly thought I had my happily ever after. We had been married for 3 years, and just had our son the previous year. It was a Sunday, and one I won't forget, which is why that date has made such a mark on my life. My husband decided to tell me this day about his affair, and how he had been cheating most of our marriage, including through my pregnancy. It wasn't some surprise pregnancy, we planned on having a family, and yet he was cheating the whole time as he purposefully started a family with me. My world crumbled that day, our son was 11 months old, I felt like I was going to die, I actually did try ending it for myself during this dark period in my life. We tried to work things out, but I asked him to tell me everything, including any other lies he may have told me up to then, so that December 4th was filled with all his confessions, and basically a break down of how our entire marriage had been a lie. We eventually divorced, thank heavens, he even cheats on his new wife! So I totally get it, that it would have never been a good place for me to stay. Sometimes God puts us through things to get where we need to be, but at the time, it felt like utter hell!
I have been in a few relationships since then. Went through a ton of crap too, because of not being able to trust, and just emotional issues I have had and still have.
I have been through ups and downs, happiness and heart-ache just as much as anyone out there. But even through all these years, December 4th was such a hard day for me to handle, it was like the beginning day things went to shit for me...the day I kind of stopped believing in happily ever afters.
So fast forward to the present. About 5 years ago, I "re-met" my now husband. "Re-met" because we had also known each other since a very young age, since we were about 14 years old. Grew up 8 houses apart on the same street, went to the same Jr. High and Highschool, our families were also friends through our church. We were friends but never dated back then. But one of our mutual friends contacted me and decided to set us up on a "blind date" - re-acquaintance kind of thing right before our 20 year high school re-union. We hit it off, and knew this was IT! Of course by the time we started getting serious and planning our future out, the week we decided to get married, what do you know, the Saturday we picked that would work for everyone, was of course December 4th!!! At first I was like, WTH...can you be serious??? Of all days!! But the more I got to thinking about it, it really made sense! It felt like God's way of telling me....all I had been through, all my heart-ache, led to this moment, it was for a reason!! FULL CIRCLE.....that led to this very same day, but with more happiness, more joy, more LOVE then I could have ever imagined! Dang straight December 4th I said! And Thank you Heavenly Father for setting it up that way so I would understand the miracle! And so we were married December 4th, 2009. And now every year, this day is a wonderful and happy celebration! It is a miracle for me, it is an answer for me, it was the start to my happily ever after...and onto infinity! Like I said, God's sense of timing, truth, and love inspire me daily! And I am especially reminded every anniversary!