9/10/08

Wedding Day Part 1 - Our story

The pictures are here!!!

I am so excited to share our wedding pictures with all of my blog friends. Many of you wrote me on that day to let me know that you were praying for us. That meant so much to me. I wish you all could have been there. It excites me to share this day with you: But first I feel like I should give you a little background info on Luke and I to lead up to the pictures. I hope it doesn't bore you too much:

Luke and I met while in school at the University of Central Oklahoma. I was a sophomore and Luke was a freshman. I will spare you the details of how he liked me and I didn't think he was cute cause his hair was so long, but I obviously had some sort of interest in him.

We dated for about 6 months and then broke up. But after about 3 months apart we got back together and we just clicked.

Luke was everything I had wanted in a guy. I had never dated before Luke, simply because I really never had interest in it. I never felt there was anybody worth dating. Weird, but true.

After about 2 years of dating I was ready to get married. Luke however was not, and even though I would try to convince him that we should get married he always told me that he felt we needed to wait. This was hard for me: I had asked God to bring me a Godly man who followed him and listened to him, so when I had this guy who did this I was mad that he was doing it! HA! I had many ups and downs with God about this. I was ready to get married and the person I wanted to get married to didn't feel that we were quite ready, God was still working on our relationship. Believe me, I never thought we would have dated for 4 1/2 years before we got married! Thats forever! But I now see that God was preparing us for this thing called marriage.

God taught me SO much during that time (when I wasn't sulking and let him). I remember SO CLEARLY God saying to me: "This time is a gift, enjoy it". I really took the time to let that one sink in. A Gift. I knew there were still ways that God was working in me and using me as a single gal and I wasn't open to him doing this cause I was so upset that I wasn't getting married anytime soon. I changed my attitude shortly after that.

Then, when I felt like it would never happen, Luke proposed! And it was of course perfect in every single way. So many people would say: "You are FINALLY engaged". And to be honest that always bothered me, because I knew that we were in God's perfect timing. God has led us to that time, and I have now learned I never want to rush God. Believe it or not he knows what he is doing! :-).

We were engaged for 4 months. It was a stressful 4 months but it was ALL worth it on that special day. We dated for 4 years and were engaged for 4 months. They were all worth it. Because when that day came I never for a second doubted whether Luke was the man I was supposed to marry. I am so incredibly lucky to have him. He is such a Godly man. He treats me better than I ever thought I deserved to be treated. He stands right by my side when I say or do something foolish (which is quite often) And when I feel like the world is against me I know that I can always turn and he will be right there with me. His walk with God amazes me and he does an awesome job of encouraging me in my walk with God and challenging me and holding me accountable. I am thankful for him in every way and encourage any girl waiting, to not settle for anything. God's best is so much better than you could ever imagine, and he is out there. Don't look past that long haired Indian. He could be yours!

Me:


Luke:






Stay Tuned for the wedding pictures I have to organize them and condense them.
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13 comments:

  1. what a blessing this post was for me today! I had a melt down w/ my bf last night because I'm ready to get married, and he feels like we should wait. I'm frustrated and impatient. But your words remind me to wait on God. Wait on his timing, because then it will be truly the right time. I know you didn't write those words for me, but I swear you could have!

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  2. I love "your story"! My best friend waited a gruling 6 years, but you are so right in saying God's timing is perfect! What an inspiration for others to see waiting pays off in the end.
    We girls aren't always as patient as guys for some reason. I'm battling this patience thing a little in a specific area and Zack is sticking to his guns :) Thanks for the reminder; I needed it!

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  3. Oh, what a great story. I love it. Sometimes waitng on GOD is hard. We live in such a I WANT IT NOW time.. it is hard to have to wait.. But it seems like your wait was well worth it. You two are a darling couple!

    Becky

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  4. Your story is great & I never get bored reading details of others' lives.

    I have said those same words, "Don't settle" to my kids and other teens. God has the very best for each of us and when we get ahead of Him and His timing we can get ourselves into a mess.

    You are a darling couple & it's great to see a young couple like you two who love God and honor Him like you do.

    I can't wait to see the pictures!

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  5. Hi, I saw you through Chapters! Beautiful pictures and story!! Hubby and I dated for about 4 1/2 years total too, the engagement of over a year felt sooo long, but you're right, God had it all under control. Love your writing and very cute blog!

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  6. I LOVED this post, my friend! What an awesome testament to God's timiing - I love stories like this. Gives a girl hope!!!! Love the pictures (the baby ones are PRECIOUS!) and can't wait to see all the wedding pics!

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  7. Aww, what a great story!

    Tell Luke his hair looks best in that pic of you wearing the purple dress. Luke's got great hair.

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  8. I CANNOT WAIT to see them!!! I love your story too. Our pastor always says "God allows what He hates to accomplish what He loves." Your story reminds me that is so true. :)

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  9. Great story and beautiful pictures! The timing of our Lord simply can NOT be beat! No matter how perfect we think OUR way is....He definitely knows best. :)

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  10. Oh this was so sweet. Bryan and I dated once while a sophomore in high school and then I dumped him. I was trying to impress his best friend. And then we started dating February of our Sr year!!!

    Marriage is such a beautiful gift God gives us. I love the partnership and the friendship. Several people told me....You'll love him more in 10 years than you do now. I thought that crazy but now, I completely 100% understand. I'm amazed someone would love me as much as Bryan.

    Hurry with those pictures would ya!!!!!

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  11. I loved reading your story!! Yall are adorable! Can't wait to see the wedding pictures!

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  12. This is so sweet Megan! I loved hearing more about your story and your testimony of God's perfect timing. I'm so thankful that He brought the two of you together and I pray that He would richly bless you and use you mightily for His kingdom.

    Can't wait to see the pics!!!! I got your email and am going to write you back. Side note: I definitley think you should do the linky thing!

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  13. Megan- This is precious and I loved, loved, LOVED hearing your story! SO wonderful! And I really appreciated the reminder to "never rush God!" SO GOOD! You are such a sweetie!

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