Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Three Years in the Making

Well, after three years of wanting to start a blog to keep family and friends posted on latest events within the Matthews Household, it's official. It is our hope and  prayer that we use this blog to not only keep in touch with new and old friends and family all over the country but also share the word of Jesus Christ and how He has impacted our lives. Tim and I are not ashamed to say that our God has taught us a lot in 9 years of ups and downs that we call our relationship. We are amazed by how our God knows when to bless us beyond measure but also when to bring us to our knees to depend solely on Him. We have experienced the joys of graduating together in high school and college, playing collegiate sports, being a part of the MLB draft, and starting our lives in the real world. We too have had our glimpse of tragedy and grief in our earlier attempts to start a family in the recent years of our marriage.  On January 5th, 2008 our dear friend and pastor Byron Wethersbee prayed a prayer over us during our sweet wedding asking "Father, grant them enough tears to keep them tender, enough hurts to keep them humble, and enough failure to keep their hands tightly clinched in Yours. Yet please oh God enough success to reassure them that You are their God and You walk faithfully with them." For the past 3 years our hands have been clinching the hands of Christ as tight as ever while we proclaim that He is our God and He is faithful.