I have known Sunny for a long time. Our childhoods were full of sports, girl chats, dances, and boyfriends. It is funny how God works sometimes, because Sunny knew of Eric (Her husband), but they were not friends. It wasn’t until after high school when God’s sovereignty brought them together. Though we live different lives, in different states, I cherish my friendship with Sunny and am inspired by her deep love for her family and her passion to grow in faith. Sunny’s story is one of God’s perfect timing, one of God’s faithfulness, and one of God’s Grace in the midst of our chaos.
I have always believed. Never raised in church, but was very much encouraged to believe in God, and know that He is there and you can feel safe in believing in something that you can not see. I think sometimes I believed simply because it scared the heck out of me to think that when this life is over, that it’s just OVER. And honestly I have always loved the “thought” of heaven.
I was a bit of a mess throughout my journey, and still have my days, but the one thing that I know is that when Eric (my husband), a man with such a strong faith, walked into my life right in the midst of my chaos, he was 100% my gift from God. His unwavering faith has brought me closer to Jesus Christ than I have ever been. He has encouraged me to search deep within, and work on my very own personal relationship with Him. Reminding me that it is the most important relationship of all.
Of course as in every marriage, not every day is perfect, especially while wrangling two little boys daily, but I know for sure in my heart that no matter what, as long as Eric and I are always putting our relationship with God first, that He will put everything right where it is supposed to be. And trust me, we have found ourselves in some moments where we are sure the Big Guy is fooling with us, but then… Magic, it just works.
With hard work and Jesus it has become very clear to me that anything is a possibility. I know that I am a better Wife and Mother now because of this new relationship.
I thank God that He took me, a girl who possibly just believed because ,”I liked the idea” and sent me a man at exactly the right time to put my fears aside and assure me that this life is only the beginning. He sent a man who stands beside me and helps guide me thru this new relationship that I have found in our God.
With hard work and Jesus it has become very clear to me that anything is a possibility. I know that I am a better Wife and Mother now because of this new relationship. I have truly been blessed. And all with out even “deserving it.” For that I give so much THANKS.