When Kody and I met he was your typical 18 year old boy. Party boy at least. I was a year younger and quite a bit more tame than he was. What was it that attracted me to this fixer upper type? Not sure what it was, but we clicked. Against many, many, many odds and trying times with a long distant relationship at 17 and 18 years old, we have made it and look how FAR we have come. I truly believe that God lead me to Kody and Kody to me. I helped Kody overcome the wild years and we just really connected. The odds were my parents having a COW that I wanted to date a boy 3 1/2 hours away...I would be the same way!
Through the years we grew closer and eventually got engaged. I started just praying for my future family and for us to be able to have a church home, to feel comfortable there, and to raise kids in a church. Kody was very resistant at first, and I mean very. After we got married he still wasn't keen on going every Sunday, but I continued to ask him to go and leave it at that.
It was in January of this year that our friends invited us to their Sunday School class. I wanted to go but thought, yeah right like Kody will ever go for that. But he did. And loved it. Ever since that Sunday we have only missed for leaving town to see his family. He doesn't even want to leave town because he misses church. Can we say complete 180?
Kody has gotten involved, sings at church, paraphrases sermons for me, reads the Bible, prays with me, and it just completely amazes me. We are not a couple that just comes in and fills the pew. We are getting involved and serving the Lord in many ways. We love our Sunday School class and are working on making relationships with those people as well. By all of this I have fallen in love with GOD more and my husband. I never imagined in my life I would be so heavily involved in a church, let alone before I had kids to raise in church. We are thriving and I just want to constantly PRAISE GOD for that. He even went up front and joined the church by himself in front of the whole congregation and his parents while they were visiting. That was 100% his choice and I was beaming that day, so proud of him and so proud of God for providing this life with him for us.
I never thought our marriage needed work, but it was evident that all marriages need boosts of energy and constant renewal and by having a marriage of 3....the Lord, myself, and Kody, we are fighting battles together and getting through life's constant, ever-changing ways.
So I thank God for bringing Kody to me, literally out of nowhere...I thank him for his family that fits me like a glove and how mine fits him perfectly. I thank him for bringing our friends to us when we needed to be in church and worshiping him. He made all of this happen and I am forever grateful.