To some people this may seem like a simple picture. A brief moment in time with man and boy, or father and son. Yes, it is just a brief moment in my daily life – but it’s also much more than that. This picture is ten years in the making for us.
This is my husband, Carlos, and our youngest son, Rey.
It took us over ten years for us to get here.
Years of a young high school love. Years of a mature, long-distance college romance. Years of dating and waiting. A brief engagement took place our senior year of college, and then the grande finale – the wedding.
But, it wasn’t the finale – it was just the beginning! (Super cheesy, I know!)
Have you ever wished “I wish I was just THERE already” – wherever “there” is? I wish XYZ could just happen already? I wish this part was over so I can get to the fun part?
Same. Yep, I’ve been there before. All throughout college while Carlos and I were living almost three hours away from each other. All I wanted was for that to be over so that this could finally happen.
I won’t lie – I tried to rush to this point in my life. But I ultimately knew that I had to get through that part so I could get to this part. It was tough.
I am probably the most impatient person I know, but it took seeing this sweet moment between my husband and our son for me to realize, “it was all worth it, it was all God’s timing.”
God’s timing is always right, peeps. Always. Don’t try to rush this moment, take it with pride and own it. It will make the next moment that much sweeter.
Even though it’s difficult sometimes, trust in God’s timing. Trust in God’s plan.
Two verses that have been heavy on my heart are:
Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken. [Psalm 55:22]
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that will prevail. [Proverbs 19:21]