Friday's seem to be the State of the Union in our marriage. We work, side by side, making upwards of 70 pepperoni pizzas to feed the hungry students of Troy Christian School. It's often the only time Yasar and I have to just talk.

This past Friday was enlightening. He made the statement, "Five years ago, we were invincible."

Money in the bank.

Credit scores in the high 700's.

Business sales were great.

Waiting until Andrew was 18 months old before adding to our family.

Building a new house.

What a difference 5 years can make. Foreclosure, bankruptcy, infertility, pregnancy loss, stagnant sales at the store. Bank account with nothing in it but moths.

Humility. Teamwork. Empathy. Growth and maturity that can only be earned through struggle. A love for each other that has been proven to withstand. A love for God that surpasses anything we've ever experienced. Those very painful lessons were clearly worth it.

Today, while singing "How Great Is Our God" at church, it became obvious. We've become invincible, finally. We are now invincible with God at our sides.

2 Cor 12:19 "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."


  1. It is so sad but oh so sweet since you have given your life to God.

  2. Love this post. Love that you are still together!!!

    I have related to that verse a lot lately. Trying to accept my weakness so that I can welcome God's strength. Hoping to master that lesson soon.


  3. I swear women I wish we lived closer, your just what I need in a daily coffee break. Its amazing how strong you think you are until you "really" get crap thrown at you, then you catch a glimpse of yourself covered in crap head to toe, bruised, hurt, ashamed, and worn..then you take a second look and instead see someone who is...still standing, and stayed standing, didnt break and didnt give up, you find that your still here, and that guess what..things could have been worse, but you made it, and it makes you smile.

  4. And, just with that statement, God answers my prayer. I'm so happy that you are leaning in on the strength of God, listening to the Holy Spirit, and resting with the burden of Jesus.

  5. Wow, what a great post. With God we are the greatest kind of invincible!

  6. Such a beautiful post. Just as our marraige vows state...for better or for worse. :) God will be there every step of the way.