“I can do all this through Christ who gives me strength.”Philippians 4:13

As I sit back and think about what happened 3 years ago I begin to tear up. Not thinking that one year later I would meet my now husband. When we first met there was worry he would see me differently than I saw myself. For fear of him rejecting me like so many others had on the dating website I had joined. God didn’t give me a spirit of fear and I often had to remind myself of that.

Our first date comes to mind when I think of this. I remember standing at my front door waiting to see what he would say or do. Being shocked as he held his hand out to me and walked me to the car. It was at that moment I knew God had sent me someone special. Someone I would forever fall in love with each day. There were challenges he knew he would face but he was so accepting of my life and my disability. He never thought twice or blinked an eye.

“I have found the one my soul loves”- Song of Solomon 3:4. This verse had a whole new meaning when we started dating.

We have had to overcome so much through our marriage. We overcame so many of my fears. Fear of me falling, getting in the shower by myself, and walking in public. Also being able to ride in the passengers seat once again. My biggest victory was being able to get up off the floor all by myself. It was a proud moment I will never forget.

When we were on our honeymoon it was the most beautiful night of our lives. I showed my husband my ALL as I like to call it. He saw me without my prosthetic leg. Now he had seen me in my pajamas before but not unfiltered and unclothed. It was a beautiful moment for us both as I hear him tell me. “You are so beautiful.” God has been with me every step of the way. There’s no way I’m turning back now. I have come to far.