This weekend was our church’s “General Conference” — aka, we are able to go to church in our jammies in our living room and eat cinnamon rolls while they feed our souls. It’s entirely a win-win situation. 🙂
BUT, there were a few things that I specifically felt like God wanted me to know. ME, the writer of this blog (who doesn’t want her full name attached to said blog). God wants ME to know some things. So, here’s what they were.
1. Marriage is really important. I really felt like they were dumping on single guys. Good luck to you fella’s. But, for me it’s that marriage is a refiner. We’ll just say that our little marriage has had a few bumps along the road as of late. No shocker. I think most marriages would. Drew and I have obviously made the decision to fight for our marriage, but it’s a hard battle meant to improve us. Good news, we’re in the battle together, folks.
2. Women are really amazing. It’s hard, especially in a sitaution like this, to feel that I am a bit of a ragdoll being dragged along the path of my husband’s life. I want to assure you that on most days I do not feel like this. But it’s been hard, especially since I just went through the journey of saving my own job so recently to now be faced with finding a new job again. No bueno… but I believe that God has a special place His heart for women who willingly are a helpmeet to their husband.
3. Good things come after painful things. I liked the analogy that someone made today (he was a 70, I can’t remember who) about labor. I know, mock me all you want. I’ve thought a lot about how labor makes a mother love that baby… but he mentioned that after labor you have SUCH A lovely thing as a baby. And that good things come after hard things.
I think that last one was what I most needed to hear. I heard it in a lot of talks. Also that patience is important and realizing that God has his own timeline. Drew has recently said that he feels like there are things happening right now that we are not aware of, but are working for our good and preparing the next part of our lives.
I like thinking like that. I like that the world is revolving around me. Because a girl can dream, right?