Looking back, is there a time when you can see how God's grace and favor was upon your life?
Oh, there are many times when I can see this. So many. I've received help for big things and little things. Even silly things. Heavenly Father has always been there for me, and I am so grateful for it!
So we went forward with the wedding preparations, while I tried to surround myself with every good and uplifting influence that might bring me peace. And though I felt awful much of the time, Heavenly Father was there to help and guide me, manifesting Himself in the things that happened during this important and stressful time.
Preparing for the wedding couldn't have been easier. It seemed like all of the things we needed--my dress, veil, shoes, the flowers, reception hall, photography, hair stylist--were simply waiting for us to find them, always in the first or second place we looked. Everything was at the right price, in the right size, from the right places.
I also felt blessed by the uplifting and comforting experiences so carefully placed around me. For example, just at a time when office politics were making my job as a secretary particularly stressful and hellish, I got to escape for a week while I filled in for another secretary in a different office upstairs. That office was much quieter and easier to manage, and I sensed that the Lord knew I needed a break during this difficult time.
Heavenly Father didn't have to give these gifts to me. But He did. By letting me know, through these signs, that I was doing the right thing in marrying Tyler, I found the courage I needed to take the biggest, happiest step of my life.
Journaling through January is a series which can be found on iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com