There are some sessions that you look forward to for a while. You aren’t exactly sure when they will happen, but you have this vision in your heart that you hold on to and patiently wait for. This is one of those sessions. I met Samantha when she was in the 8th grade. I watched her grow into this beautiful young woman. I prayed with her many times over those years. Through the trials of middle school, high school and in finding her footing into adulthood, I had the privilege of guiding her in her spiritual walk. She called me not long ago to share the exciting news that she was getting married! I knew this day would come and I anticipated meeting the lucky guy.
It didn’t take very long to see why God had brought these two together. They are truly made for one another. The way they interact with one another, make each other laugh, and the comfortable permission they have to just be themselves is confirmation they have what it takes to make a great life together. I was thrilled to welcome Samantha into the army wives club! Austin is a solider in the Army, stationed in Hawaii. Samantha is a student, working towards her RN. Their life together, begins apart, as Austin will be deploying soon.
Austin and Samantha, if there is any piece of advice I can give you today, it’s this. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. May the Lord bless you both and sustain you in your journey of Army life. I’m so excited for your wedding and I love you both!