“I don’t know when, or how, but one day I will return not only to visit you, but to marry you.”
Those were the words written on a card that my boyfriend at the time left me before leaving to do God’s work in another country. After four years, our day finally arrived! There he was waiting for me in front of the altar, as I walked down toward him. It was a long awaited dream come true for both of us.
A few years ago I arrived to this new country, my now husband arrived here when he was single. At that time we wouldn’t see each other, we only spoke by phone or MSN.
During those years that we were separated my husband faced situations that made him mature in a completely different way than me. I grew up in a loving family, had a good job, I was surrounded by friends, and I was happy. The only thing was that my heart longed for my soon to be husband.
I thought I was ready for anything, and that I would know how to deal with all the changes when I got married, but I was wrong.
The beginning of our marriage was the worst phase of my life, we were very different, and I didn’t really notice that in those few minutes we spoke every week. I also had to adapt to a new country with a completely different culture, a new language and different eating habits. This made me emotionally unstable.
I would tell my husband that I had already adapted to everything, except him.
That was what I believed for a long time. I felt like an outcast and every mistake I made became a stumbling block for me.
I did everything I could to change that situation. Only one thing was missing, and I didn’t even know that it was the main thing…
I stopped working on the outside and I let God work inside of me, I was still an uncut stone and I didn’t even know it.
All this time I was worried about what to do meanwhile God waited for the opportunity to refine me so that I would became a Precious Stone.
These changes came through Godllywood, it wasn’t easy, but I needed to feel pain in order to have that transformation.
I had to get to know myself, know my weaknesses, overcome myself, feel the pain of sacrifice, be silent, kill my will and turn off my feelings. I didn’t become an insensitive person, but I became a more balanced woman.
I am grateful for Godllywood and my husband for the patience they had with me while they waited for this transformation to happen.
Today I can see how our differences became the perfect fit that God needed for us to grow together, because today, we are certainly one!