Honeymoon 1821Our wedding trip

 

   This week this our anniversary week for Jman and I it is more than just an anniversary.  Every anniversary we are given is a gift. Every single one is a closed chapter on the worst chapter and it causes distance and time and healing.   

 

    I often encourage newly married couples to take a honeymoon.  I know many couples nowadays are waiting for their second or third year.  

 

   Jman and I were advised to wait by some loved ones. We were encouraged to not take any time off and just work. During that conversation, there was hurt feelings and disappointment because I thought Jman would cancel the trip. However, another loved one mentioned that we are adults and we can make our own decisions.

   

    We did take our honeymoon and it was one of the best trips I’ve taken. We went to Disneyworld and it was truly magical. Full of Romance, beauty, and fun. We had ten days together not worrying about the future enjoying being married. Eating at wonderful restaurants and exploring. Disney magic is amazing.

   

   Spring forward to 2011. Jman and I had a very long August and September. My diagnosis had come a week before, Stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I don’t remember what prompted me to buy SF Giants tickets but we spent our first anniversary celebrating with the baseball team and for a moment we were living like a normal couple. Our lives changed to cancer patient and care provider. I had to shuttle to appointments, watched and given treatments. Jman had to organize meals, organize Danie’s sitters, and rides to and from appointments, and work full time as a security guard.  One thing we couldn’t do was take any trips. I was advised not to fly. We did take one small trip to Sacramento for Jman’s birthday.

 

   We often think back on the fateful conversation with loved ones about our wedding trip and how a year later we wouldn’t have been able to take a trip. In fact, we haven’t taken a trip like that since our honeymoon. We have taken trips short weekend trips and trips to visit family where we stayed with family.  We have been to Oregon, San Diego multiple times, Sacramento, San Francisco. Its always a wonderful time and Jman and I are always very grateful we took our honeymoon.

 

   We always encourage new couples because to take their honeymoon because a year or 2 from your wedding date you never know what God has in store.

   

   Every anniversary is a reminder of God’s provisions and healing.  It’s also a reminder to trust God and make decisions for our family. Going on our honeymoon was a decision that we made. And we are grateful we did because if we didn’t we probably never gone on a Honeymoon. We are grateful for God’s wisdom to trust him and take chances.

 

Have you ever trusted God even though people you trusted advised against?

 

Jeremiah 1:9-10

Then the Lord reached out and touched my mouth and said,

“Look, I have put my words in your mouth!

10 Today I appoint you to stand up

   against nations and kingdoms.

Some you must uproot and tear down,

   destroy and overthrow.

Others you must build up

   and plant.”

 

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