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."