Sunday, January 25, 2015

When God Made You...

Have you ever wondered why (specifically) God made you?

  Throughout my life there have been a number of times that that question has crossed my mind. 
 There were times that I really wondered what God's plan was for my life.

        What was He thinking when he made me? 
                                      What was I born to do?
Ultimately, we all have been commanded to do some things:
 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”  
Mark 12:30-31

 “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.”Ecclesiastes 12:13

With that said, I'll have to say, I truly only felt my true calling when I became a wife and mother!

And when I think of my husband, and how we met, I can only give credit to God for bringing and keeping us together! If I ever had wondered what God was thinking when He made Ken, I know it included meeting me, and me meeting him! 

Our 28th wedding anniversary is coming next Saturday, January 31st, so of course the story of our life has been on my mind a lot...can't help it, as I'm such a hopeless romantic at heart! 

If you've ever watched the movie, "The Notebook" you will know right off, it's definitely a chick flick...filled with romance and all that gooshy stuff. It's also a full-out tear jerker...

But, I love the movie anyway..maybe because it's so realistic about what a real love between a husband and wife should be about...that long-lasting, commitment to stay together, no matter what life brings kind of love. It shows that love doesn't mean that everything goes perfectly in life or that you never fight or disagree. It doesn't mean that there won't be heartaches and disappointments.

But it does remind us that it truly is worth it all! 

I love it that the story moves from the couple,  still together in their old age, even in the hardest of times.(I especially was touched by the story because my mom took care of my dad, who had Alzheimers disease, for several years before he passed away) and then it goes back to the love story of how they met and the ups and downs along the way. That's real life. Below is a trailer of the movie.

I am so blessed to have already had 28 years of memories with Ken and I pray that we have many, many more. I look at this story and hope we are blessed as we continue to share that love that is strong and enjoy our lives together, even in our old age, someday! (of course we both pray that God would bless us by taking us to be with Him at the same time.)

One of my favorite Christian love songs is "When God Made You" by Newsong, featuring Natalie Grant. Listen to the song, put to scenes from "The Notebook" below, followed by the lyrics.

It's always been a mystery to me
How two hearts can come together
And love can last forever
But now that I have found you, I believe
That a miracle has come
When God sends the perfect one
Now gone are all my questions about why
And I've never been so sure of anything in my life
I wonder what God was thinking
When He created you
I wonder if He knew everything I would need

Because He made all my dreams come true
When God made you
He must have been thinking about me

I promise that wherever you may go
Wherever life may lead you
With all my heart I'll be there too
From this moment on I want you to know
I'll let nothing come between us
And I will love the ones you love

Now gone are all my questions about why 
And I've never been so sure of anything in my life

He made the sun He made the moon 
To harmonize in perfect tune
One Can't move without the other
They just have to be together
And that is why I know it's true
You're for me and I'm for you
'Cause my world just Can't be right
Without you in my life
He must have heard every prayer I've been praying
Yes He knew everything I would need
When God made you
When dreams come true
When God made you  
He must have been thinking about me

I usually don't share more than one or two Youtube videos in one post, but I came across this one that someone made and had to share it, also.. I hadn't heard the song before, but love it, too!
(My prayer)

If you ever wonder what God was thinking when He created you....know that as long as you walk with Him as your guide, you are where He wants you!  Trust in His ways, even when times get tough!

I love it that our anniversary comes right before Valentine's Day every year....I get a double dose of sharing our love!! I'll be sharing some more things about our love story in the next few posts. So, stay tuned!


  1. Beautiful songs and congrats on almost 28 years of marriage. I love how God's plan is always perfect even though we don't always see it like He does. Blessed you joined us at The Weekend Brew.

    1. Thanks, Mary. I agree...God is SO good! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a kind comment! It's always a joy to hear from you!!

  2. Happy Happy Anniversary! It will be 33 years this month that my husband and I had our first date! I'd prayed for years for God to let me know who the right man is - and when He did - well, He just sent me the most wonderful husband! Wishing you much blessing in the celebration!

    1. Thanks! Wow...33 years! God does answer our His time and own ways. I feel the same way about my husband!! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful love story with us here at Tell Me a Story. Congratulations on 28 years of memories. I do believe God has in mind who we should marry but some get ahead of God and make choices they regret. Then for some there is a second chance through circumstances of death or divorce. Robert and I have been married a LOoooong time, and we both know it was God who brought us together. - - Marriage is not always smooth, but keeping Jesus watching over a marriage helps level out the bumps.

    1. So true, Hazel! I feel so blessed to have been married to the same man for 28 years!! Our choices can affect how and when we are blessed, but I'm so thankful that we can start anew and know that with the Lord, all things are possible!! Thanks for hosting and stopping by my blog!

  4. Congratulations on 28 years of marriage & Happy Anniversary! May God bless you with 28 more happy years!

    1. Thanks so much! Glad you stopped by, Kenni!

  5. I'm happy for you! Dave and I have been married for 29 years... next Sept it will be 30. With my dementia increasing, he might just be taking care of me. [I'll be 70 in July.] Anyhow, your happiness and understandingness re: the blessings is a good thing to share with many. Thank you much!!

  6. Awwww, this is so beautiful and sweet. Many, many blessing on your marriage! My husband and I will be married 12 years in a couple days. :) I love that song by Newsboys too. Perfect!
    Thank you for linking up at Front Porch, Inspired! I am grateful for all of you who helped get this new link up started off (last week was the FIRST week) - and I hope you can be back this Thursday!!
    Anne :)


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