Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Three Years of Wedded Bliss

The only college I ever considered going to was Ouachita. I wanted to go to a small Christian School but mostly I was certain that I would meet a nice Baptist boy to marry there. I was determined to get my M.R.S. degree.
Funny how God's plans are not the same as ours (and aren't we glad!). I graduated without a husband or even a boyfriend. So I moved to NWA and began working at the nation's largest company - not because I really wanted a career but because I knew that in a company that size - there would be a lot of professional, cute guys to date and hopefully find "the one".
Well, several years later after kissing a lot of frogs - I was beginning to give up hope that I would ever get married. I didn't understand why God was making me wait so long and I didn't understand what was wrong with me that I couldn't find a husband.
"I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord"..........
Laurie went home for Easter in spring 2000 and ran into her 2nd cousin who she knew immediately I would like. So she gave him my phone number. He called me and I knew after our first phone conversation that this was different - he just felt like home, like I had known him forever. And then on June 10, 2000 - I went to Little Rock to have my first date with Scott Stamps. We met in the food court of Park Plaza mall and I remember hiding a little waiting for him to come so I could get a good look at him before we met. I liked what I saw and we had the best all day date. We began a long distance relationship and three years later he moved to NWA and then on May 17, 2003 - he asked me to marry him.
Three years ago today I remember waiting in the church that morning and just feeling so overwhelmed with how blessed I was. I was able to see the incredible path God had led me down and how perfectly timed our marriage had been. Trusting God has been a lot easier ever since I realized that if I just let Him be in control - how wonderful my life can be.
I am so thankful for my sweet husband. Scott is better than anything I could have ever imagined for myself. I love him more every day that we are together. It's been a fast and wonderful three years.
I think that the song by Rascal Flatts could have been written for me. I cried the first time I heard this song because it describes EXACTLY how I feel about God bringing Scott to me.

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

Happy Anniversary Scott - I love you!

1 comments:

Micaela G. Thomas said...

Kelly, this is so sweet! I too am thankful that God has his own plan for us! I am so happy for you and I know Scott is blessed to have you as his wife--What a wonderful couple! P.S. Great song by the way, I too bawled and squalled when I heard it for the first time, went out and bought it and it is one of our favorites! (In my vehicle to this day!) P.P.S Don't tell my mom that I still OCCASIONALLY listen to country music...she scolded me for it years ago and said that "we don't listen to that trash!" :)