To have and to hold from this day forward…
The most amazing vow I have to hold onto since the day that I married this man. He knows how to hold my hand, and hold my heart with so much care. We have been together for almost four years now.
These past few days have been rough as I have gone through some painful moments with my teenage son. As I continue to hold on to God’s promises over his life, my husband continues to hold me through the heart wrenching process of parenting a prodigal son. I am so thankful to my husband. I remember sailing through the struggles with my daughter as a single parent, and to have the support of this man during this rough time is not taken for granted. As I sail these torrential storms yet again, my husband is like the anchor that holds me still.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help [hold] the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help [hold] them up” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, NIV emphasis mine).
These are our children.
From left to right: Katie, Kassey (his) and Victoria (mine); Korey, (his) Isaac and Daniel (mine). I love them all and pray for them daily! God holds them in His hand, and I hold onto His promises in His Word.
Daniels five (cough, 20. I am just glad he is writing) minute Friday:
One time there was a little boy who had to do a super mission to carry a very fragile box to a far distance far away from home in four days so he got the box and set for a journey and held on the box so tightly that a lion could not knock out of his arms. After two days of holding on the box he was very tired and went to sleep. When he woke up he dashed off of the road and held onto the box super tight. well the box so light it felt like nothing was in there. When he looked in the in the distance he saw the house when he knocked on the door he was so excited when the people came out the door and the man said, “thank for the box.”
I said out of curiosity, “what is in the box?”
“nothing” said the man, “we are moving and that’s why you had to do this in four days.”
And that is OUR five minute Friday, linking up with Kate Motaung and all the fabulous fun on this Friday afternoon. Click the button below to learn more about this group of gifted writers who meet every Friday to free write for five minutes on one word. Today’s word was: hold.