9.08.2009

Seven Year Itch

Society often refers to the "Seven Year Itch" in regards to marriage, and most commonly in reference to the greater likelihood of divorce occurring after such a *long* time [insert sarcasm]. I've been thinking about this recently in regard to my own marriage. Seven years was indeed a VERY long time ago. Seven years ago our divorce had been finalized for nearly a year, Tim was in a relationship, I was engaged to be married with plans for a wedding sometime around Thanksgiving, and our boys were being shuttled between us every weekend. In September of 2002, I never would have dreamed we'd be where we are today!

Thankfully, God had other plans! On November 9, 2002 (the day my brother and sister-in-law married) Tim and I experienced what can only be called a miracle. We talked that night... long into the night. And by God's grace, we were reconciled to one another. December 21, 2002 is the day we said our vows. Today, the only "itch" I experience in regard to my relationship is the "itch" to continue to love and enjoy my husband for many years to come, and the desire to grow our relationship in ways I never could have imagined.

Thank you God for your mercy, your grace, and your perseverance in loving and guiding us even when we are most difficult! I love you Tim.

10 comments:

Tim said...

I love you! And I'm very happy with the way things turned out. I just don't know what I'd do without you. I LOVE YOU!

Courtney said...

I'm crying tears of joy for you. God is so good!

Heather said...

I can remember very vividly the day (or should I say night) you called to tell me your were divorcing (down to where I was sitting, etc, LOL). I also remember the day you told me you were reconciling.

I am so thrilled for the two of you and where you are at today. The two of you are a great example!

Kikers said...

thats awesome Kristen! My sister and her husband went through the same thing-its encouraging to hear stories like yours.

Mom Dahlvang said...

I remember, too, and I thank the Lord almost everytime I read your posts on Facebook. God's grace is...I can't think of a word...amazing? wonderful? awesome?matchless? All that and more. May the 2 of you be more in love 50 years from now than you are today!!

Anonymous said...

praise the Lord for His faithfulness! love the picture of you guys. a wonderful story and testimony of God's grace and ability to perform miracles!
chelie

Steph and Mitch T said...

Awwwwww...I know I've heard the story a couple times, but that picture just makes it!!

Angela C. said...

I also know exactly where I was on December 21, 2002. I was in the hospital in labor having Owen. So that day is also very special to me too.
But I am so glad that God brought the two of you back together... you have such a beautiful family.

AllyJoy said...

What a great post! I am so happy that the two of you are together again and that your marriage has come full circle.

Jami said...

What a precious story. Aren't you glad when God pulls tricks from His sleeves that end up turning our world in a much better direction? He knows exactly what we need!