When I met Mr Fix It, I had spent much of the past 6 years serving in my church and community. I was very involved...leading bible studies, going on missions trips and even speaking and teaching at the high school services and sharing my testimony in the main services. Needless to say, I love my Jesus.
Mr Fix It was also a Christian...a must for me. However, he was not as involved as I was other than attending church regularly. But in these last years leading up to our wedding, we have both let our commitment to church attendance and faith lag. Since I moved in with him on April 16th, we have not found a new church home and for a couple years we have not been reading our bibles or praying daily as we used to. It makes me sad.
But now, for some reason, God got a hold of Mr Fix It. For just a few weeks ago, when I came home from work, he had dinner on the table and had a hot bath drawn for me to sit in the jacuzzi. As we were about to drift off to sleep that night, Mr Fix It said "From now on, we will be praying every night before bed and every morning before we start our day." And then he led the two of us in the most sweetest, beautiful prayer.
He mostly prayed that we would be good to each other in our marriage and a good example to my daughter, Little Miss of what a wife and husband should look like. He prayed that we would honor God with our lives and that we would be good servants who bring Him joy each day.
The next morning, it was my turn and I prayed for a lot before I left for work that day. It was so nice to see my husband stepping up as the spiritual leader of our home. As you'll see in a future recap, during his vows to me (spoken from the heart), he said that I 'bless him continually' and that 'he should be the one blessing me and leading me, but I am the one who is always blessing him.' He may not be where he feels he wants to be yet as far as a leader, but he is taking those first steps and leading me in the way that I knew he always would and could. And that is what I love about marriage...it causes each of us to lead the other down paths we may never have been on before or may never have considered taking. He's not perfect by any means, but he is my leader...my husband and I am happy to follow him where the Lord leads him.