I imagine wandering in the woods on a spring day.... the breeze is soft on my cheek, the sun dapples the grass at my feet, and I am content to know that this is the place God wants me to be, and I am comforted to feel His presence all around me.
But all the time the thought hides in a corner of my heart that it would be such incredible joy to be able to share this lovely place, this new life following God that was about to start.
At that time the answer was a firm but gentle 'no'.... for I had too much to learn, such a long way to go.
I wandered in these woods, soaking in His word, just learning more about Him, as Jesus filled my heart with new faith and love, like a butterfly from a cocoon, I was a new creature changed from within.
Only then, after I'd learned to trust and follow God's lead in all things, that I finally was ready to give and accept what my future would bring...and there appeared in those woods I wandered, two paths I could walk down, a wide, clearly marked one that had been used so much more, or a narrow one to the side that looked as if no one had trod down it before.
I picked the narrow path, it seemed so much better to me, and the moment I did I knew this was where I was always meant to be.
For around the first bend of that path God brought me to you, and we found in each other a love so deep and true.
Each morning I thank God for bringing me here, for the love and delight and new life that He's given to me, but especially for you who makes my life the very best it can be.
Now each moment's a gift given from our Father above, that I take and give to you, filled with my love.