Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. -Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
As many of you know, Jacob and I are building our first home together. At times it seems too surreal, such an incredible blessing. We are focusing on the importance of our foundation and building our home with God, covering all around it. Thanks to a friend on Instagram for sharing her idea of writing a verse in every room. We wrote this verse in our future bedroom along, with a few others. Throughout our lives we’ve talked about our dreams, wishes, and hopes for the future. And with us meeting in Junior High, we have had several years to add on and change our minds about many things. Something that remained the same over the years would be our love for one another. We have had quite a few trials and tribulations in the past but none have measured up to what we’ve faced in starting a family. Being 23, having a high risk pregnancy, and welcoming a child unexpectedly is extremely difficult. By far, these past three years have been our hardest, and also our most memorable. Filled with growth, frustration, and love we managed to stay side by side in this journey called life. I’m going to be honest, it is not easy raising a child in this day and age. Constantly worrying about what they learn, see, or are taught from others and technology. Little did I realize, the importance of our son learning what love he thinks is acceptable from the kind of love Jacob and I share. Something that we’ve never struggled with was our love for one another. A long time ago, Jacob showed me how to love someone when they are not lovable. And at times, it is okay that you love someone even when you hate them. Love stories are not perfect. In life, growth is not comfortable. I never hear stories of a huge life lesson without growing pains being involved. And all that pain is a lot easier to deal with when you have the love of your life standing beside you. Catching you when you fall, and reminding you of he who holds us all together. Our King, Lord, and Savior, I thank him everyday for blessing me with someone that not only tries his best in everything he does for the family, but someone that surpasses every measurement of a loving father and partner. Even in our hard times I know that we are not alone, for God is with us.
I hope this has helped someone, as a reminder that relationships are not easy and no one is in a “perfect” relationship. We all have our own faults and afflictions. And finding someone to love you through it all is the sweetest blessing. I love you JB!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
The future Mrs. Bennett