Thursday, March 22, 2007

March Anniversaries

It was a year ago, that we went to China to get our son Zach. Boy has time flown. And how he has grown, and is maturing. He is such a whirlwind of activity, loudness, and fun. I am so glad that God brought us together.

Yesterday, was the date of my father's birthday. I could always remember it because it was the first day of spring. I now remember it emotionally because he died in 1998. I miss him a lot on this earth. I don't miss him spiritually. I know where he is. And he often comes to me in dreams, thoughts and feelings. I am grateful also that God allowed us to be together, as father and daughter.

Saturday, March 24 is my Wedding Anniversary. My husband has been going around saying 17 years, wow 17 years. His first marriage lasted 12, but probably should have ended the day it began. He can't believe we have been married longer than his first and that it has been so much better than the first. I can't believe I am even married, and even still married. I was single for so long, that I had come to the place of accepting that I might remain single for my life. And I will admit that for most of my life I thought I wasn't marriage material, you know, things I thought about myself from some pain and hurt of life. And yet here I am married to this beautiful man for 17 years. Wow. He is working on getting a babysitter so we can have a date Saturday. Ya'll pray, he hasn't been able to find one yet.

And on March 29, I started blogging this blog of St. John's Rev Abi. It was originally named Vicar of Wadley for where I served as pastor. Here is my first post,The vicar is in Maybe.
I originally started blogging about our trip to China to get Zach on our adoption blog under the name of my husband. (I turned that over to my husband, who sadly has not picked it up, but dropped it.) But I have to say I am so glad I started blogging, in that it has opened up a whole new world of friends from all around the world. I have a new family in the revgalblopals, and with those in the Methodist blogging world. I have met some of them f2f at conferences, and will hopefully be seeing some more at the Festival of Homiletics in May. I thankful that God brought us together.

Wow what great anniversaries to have in March. I am celebrating!


lutheranmom said...

Congrats!! Hope you can find a babysitter :)

Dr. Brian E. Clark said...

I enjoyed reading your blog. I have said a prayer that you and your husband will find a babysitter. My close friend and associate pastor adopted a little girl from China in August 2006. She is precious, and they are enjoying her so much. God Bless You in your ministry.

zorra said...

Happy anniversary!! I did pray you'd get a sitter! :)

My dad died in 1999 and I still miss him so much. Our March birthdays were only a day apart. It sounds like your dad was a great blessing to you too.

revabi said...

Well, Bob did try. But I got the babysitter. Yea. And thank you all for your comments.

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary tomorrow!!

I can't wait for the Festival of Homiletics!!! I'm soooooo excited about being able to meet some revgals. I look forward to seeing you - soon :)