Wednesday, December 21, 2016

God's Gift To Us This Christmas

As we are getting closer to Christmas and to the start of a new year, I can't help but reflect on the amazing gift that God has blessed our family with over the past couple of weeks.  It's a gift that no one in our family could ever have imagined possible.  It's a gift so full of hope, so full of love, so full of His wonder, that we know it can only have come directly from God.

Just a few short weeks ago, I was sharing the news here that Georgia Boy and I were getting a divorce.  Things had been rough between us for several years, to put it mildly, and we had reached the point where we both agreed that it was time to call it quits.  We were better off apart, we believed.  It was better for us to step apart while we could remain civil, when we could both remain an active part in our children's life.

An interesting thing happened once we made this decision.  We found that we get along better than we had in years.  We were finally communicating with each other in ways that we hadn't in a long time.  As we were stepping apart from each other in our marriage, we found that we had to talk in order to make decisions for our children and for the road that was being set in front of us.  For the first time in a very long time, we were finally friends again.

After Georgia Boy moved out, we still continued to see a change in our relationship that we hadn't expected to see.  While we were expecting to grow apart, we were instead growing closer together. We were able to see what all went wrong with our marriage, what all we needed to change, and we could see it through a whole new light.

Amazingly, God has gifted our marriage with a renewed energy that we never thought imaginable. We are focusing on bringing our whole family closer together, and we are thrilled that we have been given the opportunity to save something so precious to us.

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