Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My Most Memorable Blessing

Prior to meeting my husband on August 19, 2011, and after a long bout of experiencing a broken heart, I had decided to completely surrender the dream of meeting my perfect match to God. I prayed  that God, if it was His will, would bring me the man He created for me. I was determined to be patient, living each day knowing I would be content with what and who God wanted for my life.
When August 19th came around, the day started just like any other day. It was a Friday, and all week my sister and I had planned on a girl’s night-coffee date and a movie. The thought never crossed my mind that in just a few short hours I would meet the man I was to marry. An hour and half away, Matt is preparing for a night out with his friends. He has flown in from Cody, WY to Oklahoma City to spend the weekend with them.  As the evening progresses, the original plans we both had had changed. He was frustrated, I was frustrated and within a few hours we both would end up in the same place at the same time.

In order to keep this short, and not bombard you with my “love story”, I am leaving out some detail, but when I think back on this night, I marvel at how God orchestrated the whole thing. Had the changes in our plans not occurred for both of us that night, are lives would be very different right now.

The second he walked up to me, I knew he was the one God created for me, just for me. The fact that he lived a thousand miles away didn’t make me question whether this was right or not. I went home that night and prayed for God to speak to my heart. From that moment on I had complete peace about Matt and our future. Not once did I question it. We are celebrating our first anniversary next month. Though this last year has been a whirlwind, and both of our lives changed so much so fast, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. We complete each other, we encourage each other, we lift each other up, and most of all we love each other unconditionally—something neither one of us had ever experienced.

With that being said, my husband is my most memorable blessing. He is a true gift from God, he is my angel. He saved me in so many ways and nothing that amazing comes from anywhere else but heaven.




  1. Replies
    1. Isn't he just amazing! Thank you, Bethany!

  2. What a beautiful love story and testimony for God. I have one of those as well and count myself as the most blessed woman on this earth to be married to my best-friend!! This Christmas, we celebrate 14 years of being together and he still remains my best ever Christmas 'gift'!! Thanks for sharing!
    God Bless

  3. Rachel, What a beautiful story of faith, love and trust. Isn't it amazing how when your plans changed and your husband's plans changed, it actually was exactly what God had in his plan? You just didn't know that at that moment! I love when God comes into our little moments and puts us where he needs us to be. Congratulations on your marriage and your life of faith and happiness. God bless you my friend.
    -Erin Cuomo, OBS Group Leader

  4. Rachel,What a wonderful story. I wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness! My hubby and I will be celebrating 30 years...I learned along time ago that as I personally move closer to God and my hubby moves closer to God...we become more intimate and closer to each other!
    Merry Christmas. ~b

  5. I pray that all your years together will be blessed by the loving heavenly Father who brought you together. As you each move closer to God and closer to one another I know there will be even more joy and happiness in your lives.