His Amazing Love
May 11th, 2011
Please note: Recently I wrote a Hub that has been taken down. Despite what some have asked, the Hubpages team did not take the Hub down, initially they allowed me to modify it. I chose to take the Hub down. Now I wish to just move on to a much happier topic. If you wish to ask me some questions about this particular issue, please feel free to contact me privately as I will not, in the future, refer to this publicly.
A short while ago, my husband began his search for a new job. That story is about four Hubs in and of itself, but suffice it to say, this retired Army Officer, who has recently served in both Iraq and Afghanistan was not happy about this change and neither was I.
There you have it though and together, we worked as a team to face this issue. My husband starting his search and me being the supporting, cheerleading wife. Would we have starved or not been able to pay our mortgage if another job wasn’t found? Thank God, no. Our problem was because we bought a home late in life, and even though we stayed well within the “what if” price range when we did buy our home in 2004, due to the economy; we are “upside down” in the house. In other words, we owed quite a bit more than it was worth. We were trying to quickly pay down the mortgage when my husband found out it was time for him to seek another job.
With difficulty, we placed our trust in God’s plan. Even this recent turn of events was in His plan. God has His reasons for this change we didn’t want. We had to trust Him with our lives even though we didn’t know what the future would hold.
In the meantime, our grandson was born. The miracle was, he came two weeks early and I believe that this was God’s intervention because the cord was tied so strongly around little Mark’s neck that his first photos show his face to be black. And still, even over two weeks after his birth, the whites of his eyes are blood red.
I believe he was choking and God was merciful and brought Mark earlier even though my daughter-in-law within 48 hours of his birth had a check-up and they told her the baby would be at least two more weeks in coming. God had other plans and Mark Louis Van Drie (named after my husband) was born April 21, 2011.
What an amazing love God has shown us. We have a beautiful new grandson, a precious, sweet grand daughter Kaylee and a life so blessed it would sound like bragging if I even began the list here. I am humbled by God's grace, mercy and love and the friends He has placed in our lives.
We have two grown
beautiful, successful daughters and a wonderful son, Sgt. Alex Van Drie war
veteran and a daughter-in-law we consider as special as if we had a third
daughter. Not to mention the fact, they are great parents. That's just for starters.
Then, to heap more hot coals upon our heads, mere days ago, my husband found out he was hired by a great, great company (his top pick) and when we both flew home from Seattle, waiting on the answering machine, he had not one other, but two other job offers. He also has to cancel a job interview he has slated for next week.
What amazing love God has shown us. How over and abundantly God has blessed our lives. It is honestly beyond my comprehension how He has blessed us and our extended family.
I also am amazed that after 31 years of marriage, I’m actually more in love with my husband than I was when I first fell in love. Why he still loves me remains a mystery, but I thank God for this as well, as I do for so many countless things.
What amazing, amazing love.