Monday, June 7, 2010

The Way Things Have Turned Out

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8 years ago today, early in the morning, I sat in a trailer house that wasn't yet my home and I wrote in my journal about the day ahead of me:

It's sunny today! I am so excited, but I'm nervous too. I hope I don't do anything stupid. Next time I write I will be Cara Yakel! God is so good to me.

8 years later, I laugh at who I was, what was important to me, and where I thought I'd be today. I had no idea where all God would take us, but I'm so thankful for the journey we've had. All day I've been praising God for the man He has been shaping Matt into over these years. He's a husband who will lead me and a dad who will teach his children to serve Christ.

I had no idea we'd have 3 children--a 4 year old, a 2 year old, and one in the womb. If you'd asked me then about children, I probably would've said I'd be fine without them.

Boy was I ever wrong.

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And I sure am glad.

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I kind of like the way things have turned out.
Peace of Christ to you,

4 comments:

  1. You are so beautiful, and I love you with all of my heart. It wouldn't change that way things have turned out for anything.

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  2. Love it! When you post these I never read the entire thing but of course I always tend to read enough to make me cry! -Samantha

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  3. You look so young and innocent on your wedding day. Like you have all these ideas of what you hope life has in store for you. I'm so glad for you that 8 years on you are still so happy!
    Happy Anniversary!
    May there be many many more!

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  4. Happy Anniversary!
    You guys haven't changed! Just your family has gotten bigger! One thing still the same. What you wrote. God is so good. He was then. And still is!

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