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Saturday, September 5, 2009

L’amour de ma Vie (Part 3)

You can read part one here and part two here....

September, 2001
We saw each other tonight….and talked until 5:30 a.m.

“Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials.
Hold on, Hold fast, Hold out.
Patience is genius.”
~Comte de Buffon~

“I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up out of a horrible pit,
out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings.And He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his refuge and trust."
Psalm 40:1-3

October, 2001
Jake asked me to go hiking with him today. We chose to ignore the awkward moments. We both agreed that being together again was a strange feeling. My mouth was so dry and I found myself desperately trying to think of something to say. Regardless, we had an enjoyable time together. I can’t explain it any other way then this: before now, I felt like I was clenched between his fist and I now I am simply standing in his plam ~ it’s my decision where to go from here….by his releasing me I am actually wanting to be with him.

Be still.

End of October, 2001
We haven’t talked for several weeks, but he called again last night! Conversation was comfortable! There is a new beginning!!! I do believe we’re starting over and I find myself not minding the thought of belonging to him.

“Look, I am making all things new.”

November, 2001
Jake threw a surprise 23rd birthday party for me!!! We are together about once a week.
I think we’re getting ready for more. I long to be with him, but does he feel the same??
I came upon a letter from LAST November in which Jake wrote to me: “once you get inside of someone’s heart, it’s hard for the heart to let that someone out…”

You don’t have to tell me that twice…..

“Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something
to happen or to hatch.”
~E.B. White~

December, 2001
Jake and I are officially dating….again! My heart is overflowing with thankfulness….Thankfulness because the Lord has so faithfully kept Jake and I throughout these years….Thankfulness because His timing is supreme and sovereign. I am excited to embark on this new journey, this new chapter, phase, adventure, and destiny. He asked me if he could hold my hand, “yes” I said and our hands finally found their places again. That’s where my fingers fit, in between his. This will be a quick process I am sure ~ married by September?? Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. I mean, that’s only nine months from now, but somehow it seems right and good and peaceful. I am not afraid or anxious. My insides feel like they’re lying on a hammock, stretched out in the warm sunshine, unafraid and restful.

“You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peach whose mind is stayed on You. So, trust in the Lord, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock, the Rock of Ages.” Isaiah 26:3-4

1 comment:

Anne said...

This story is so Jacob and Rebekah, so Rachel and Isaac. This story screams, "God brought us together in the perfect way and in his perfect timing." I LOVE this story.