Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Together...we are blessed :)



So thankful to God for the many blessings in my life,
and for my wonderful husband
who walks beside me through the ups and downs,
~ holding my hand every step of the way ~

We are blessed. 
This year, the lives of my parents have changed drastically.
We are all learning through this. Even with their many health issues and the fading memories that are a part of dementia, they have continued to teach us so much about love and devotion that comes from years of commitment to each other.

We are blessed.
My husband and I both realize that our marriage shouldn't have lasted. We were that couple people bet against. The "they won't last a year", or "I'll give it 6 months" kind of bet. We did struggle. He was an addict; I was foolish and very naive. Yet, even with all of the outside influences and all of the attacks, we survived. It was by the grace of God, and the prayers of godly parents. Now we love each other more than we ever thought possible.  

We are blessed.
God has never abandoned us, and He never will. With my parents needing us more and more, we are learning to rely on Him in a whole new way, but even in the midst of this season of life, He shows us His love in a very special way. My son Randy and his wife Sarah, are expecting a baby girl next month :)) We are all looking forward to meeting her. She's a sweet gift from God, a reminder of His constant goodness.

God is good.
I'm so thankful He's allowed me to do life with this incredible, loving man :)

Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate...Mark 10:9 

23 comments:

Christine said...

God bless you in the coming days, Marcia. You do indeed have a very special family circle.

Christine

Mandy said...

Hi Marcia! I'm trying to blog again. I've missed my online friends!

I'm so happy to see your faith bringing through tough times. Faith is all there is in this life when it comes right down to it!

Farm Girl said...

How sweet, and how lovely and how wonderful that God can change anything if we just give our lives to Him.
We were a couple too that people didn't think we would make it even a week. I am so thankful that God is so faithful. I love your top picture. Life does change fast doesn't it? So nice to read your post.

sherry. said...

what a precious heart felt post. it spoke deep and offered such sweetness. i'm thankful how God reaches into a seemingly improbable situation and makes beauty... we were one of those couples too - "won't last 6 months." we've been married 25 years and are more in love than ever. it stands the test of time. :)

blessings,
sherry aka "jAne" at tickleberry farm

Theresa said...

I have also survived the "they won't last a year" said by many! BUT 28 years later, we are still married and still happy:) God knows what we need and I am thankful for the Man he led me to! I will pray for your Parents! I know it isn't easy! Prayers and Hugs coming your way!

Kimberly said...

Love this post Marcia! I know what it's like to have others make predictions on how long your marriage will last. January 5th will make 35 years --- it has not been without it's struggles --- but it's been worth it. Congratulations on your granddaughter --- I've got four and there's nothing in the world like 'em. Praying for you and your parents and the challenges that lie ahead :)

Mrs.Rabe said...

Marcia!

Beautiful words, my friend! I've missed your voice.

Thank you for sharing the struggles and the blessings. God is so good.

You are blessed!

Deanna

Julia said...

Hi Marcia, thanks for your comment on my blog. I read with delight your beautiful post of how you feel blessed. Recognizing God's presence in your joy and sorrow is walking with God.

Congratulations to your son Randy and to Sarah on the soon to be born baby girl. All the best to them.

God is always present at the best of time as well as the worst of time.

I'm wishing you continued happiness and love together as you walk through life with aging parents.

A thankful heart is a happy heart.

Hugs,
JB

Sweet Tea said...

So glad I had the time to stop by today. What a wonderful story of love and overcoming adversity. Thanks for sharing!

Mimi Sue said...

You've got what it takes for a great marriage. Love and loyalty and perserverance. Congratulations to you both. Mimi

Carol Z said...

Beautiful post. Sending prayers and hugs and many happy wishes for your sweet bundle of joy granddaughter to come.

Beverly said...

Such an uplifting post. Your words are a blessing to many, Marcia, me especially. My prayers go out to you, you, your family and your parents. They have instilled a legacy of faith and love in all of you that you will always have to rely on.
Congratulations on that grandbaby. What new joys you have in store. She will reap the benefits of that legacy too.

Tanya said...

Oh Marcia!
I was so tickled and excited to see you stopped by my blog! I've missed you, wondered about you, worried about you and hoped all was okay!
I'm so happy you posted! I'm so sorry for all you are going through!
I think you and I should chat! I totally understand what you are going through with Alzheimers.

Susan B said...

May God bless you Marcia in the days ahead. :)

Amber Scott said...

Hi Marcia
I saw on another blog that you enjoy the Cranberry port story books by the Devlin's
They are being republished by Purplehouse Press
http://purplehousepress.com/cranberry.htm
thanks for sharing yourself
Amber

Chris said...

Hi Marcia, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

SweetMarie said...

Thank you for sharing such a loving post. Congratulations on your granddaughter!
love & blessings

Janet said...

Hi Marcia!
It was so nice to hear from you! Thanks for your sweet comments. Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your new granddaughter! You must be so excited!
I've not been into blogging lately and really miss it! Life can get so busy! I just got a space at The Desert Cottage. Have you been by yet? It's amazing!
Blessings,
Janet

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Kudos to you two for sticking it out, staying in for the long haul. Too many people chuck it all in because doing the work is difficult. Marriage is not always easy. Congrats on the new baby to be! Blessings to all, Tammy

koralee said...

God is so good....thank you for sharing this...isn't is such a comfort to know God never ever gives up on us. xoxox

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Yes we go through seasons...I have been going through them too. Last year I barely blogged due to health issues, so that is why you have not heard from me. But I am back and wanted to stop by and say Merry Christmas. xo

Balista said...

thanks for sharing such a wonderful post!!!

Gloria said...

Beautiful photo and post!!