The Road of Love Can Be Rocky Sometimes…

Our oldest son, Brett, was the midde child, and our most difficult child to raise.  I always hoped and prayed that he would meet a nice girl, settle down, and become the man that we knew he could be.  God answered my prayers in the fall of 2003, when Brett was 20 years old.  

If you read yesterday’s post, you may remember that our daughter, Brandy,  met her future husband on a blind date set up by a friend and co-worker.  That same co-worker played cupid for our family again!  Our cupid’s name is Michelle, and at the time,  she worked with our daughter, our son, and Brett’s future wife Christina.   

Michelle is very social, and decided that Brett and Christina would make a nice couple.  Michelle worked a little magic, and soon Brett and Christina were emailing each other at work.  One thing led to another, and by November they started dating.December 2004  

I loved Christina the first time I met her.  She was shy, sweet, and pretty.  She was easy-going, and patient…just the   kind of woman I had hoped Brett would meet.  She came from a family of nine children–six boys and three girls–which is probably how she learned to be easy-going and patient.     

 After a while, Brett and Christina became engaged…later broke the engagement…then became engaged again!  I don’t know all the details, but I do know that Brett was still growing up and changing during those times which probably had something to do with it.The happy couple...just married  Eventually, things worked out, and Brett and Christina were married on May 6, 2006 in a beautiful ceremony.  The couple rented a tiny apartment in town, and began their lives together.  The apartment was cute, and Christina fixed it up so pretty.  I laugh as I remember…when we came over to eat, we had to bring our own chair! 

Next came the hardest part– settling down into the marriage–two people coming together and living as one–being in sync.   Marriage is not always easy, especially the first year, but some couples have a little more trouble than most.  Brett and Christina turned to out be one of those couples.   

They’ve had their share of ups and downs–a bit of a rocky road, and at one point they were separated for six months.  What should’ve been the happiest time of their marriage–the impending birth of a child–turned out to be their most stressful time.  The couple came back together, commited to give their marriage another chance….and so began the second chapter of Brett and Christina’s love story.  A month later, God blessed the couple with a beautiful, healthy baby boy named Caden.  

..And baby makes three

When things go wrong, people automatically think “divorce”.  After all, it’s a quick and easy solution…much easier than staying together and working out the problems.  I admire Brett and Christina so much for having the courage and determination to come back together.  

It’s been almost a year and a half  since Brett and Christina began the second chapter of their marriage–and nearly four years since they got married.  God bless you guys…I love happy endings!

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  1. You did it again. Am I allowed to say awwww…. a third time?

    I have a Kodak easyshare Z1012 IS which is always on automatic (or practically always since I don’t get camera speak) so it’s courtesy of the camera that my pictures look good, not me so much. I just crop them so they are centered because I prefer my pictures to be centered much of the time. Once in a while I’ll play around with an editing program, but I don’t have photoshop or anything just what came with the camera and the computer. And I don’t really like to edit the pictures much.

    • Wow, I am impressed with your Kodak easyshare! I’ve had 4 different models of easyshare over the years, and none of my pictures are anywhere near as pretty as yours. I haven’t had your particular model, though. I love Kodak easyshares! Have a great day! Kathy

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