If there’s one thing my relationship with my husband has taught me it’s that God’s timing is perfect.
We met in a split second. Literally. He was floating by on a raft, (which he abandoned) and we would have never known each other otherwise.
Dating and marriage followed quickly.
Then we went on our honeymoon and a few weeks later learned we made a daughter there. I was confused. I didn’t think I was ready to be a mom yet. And until I was actually faced with the decision, I never thought I would be a stay-at-home mom at that.
But she grew strong inside me and came into this world with a fierceness. She was coming whether I thought I was ready or not. It was hard, intense, beautiful, magical and it changed everything.
I used to spend my days chugging coffee and writing what other people thought they needed for their business. OK maybe the coffee part is still true. But back then I told myself that I was happy. That life had meaning because at least I’m doing what I love for a living. I kept plugging away hoping that one day my words would somehow help people.
And now (thanks to my supportive husband and the Internet) I have the privilege of being with our daughter and writing what I believe is important.
It’s not glamorous—anything but actually. It’s a daily grind and I never get everything done. Screw “laundry couch,” I have a laundry bed.
But now it’s clear that God had planned this all along. The true meaning of life and the way I can help others through the one thing I’m gifted in. If you don’t believe me on that one gift, just ask me a simple math question. I dare you…
If you’re struggling with the timing of your life, take a deep breath and just know that everything is exactly how it should be.
OK, that was basically a Justin Bieber lyric– but the boy had a point!