Monday, October 26, 2009

The Broken Road ( A rambling post)

Recently I head a song called "Bless the broken road" The lyrics brought tears to my eyes as it so reminded me of my marriage. (The lyrics are at the end in case you are wondering what they are) 13 years ago I was WILD. I was a single Mom, no child support, no co parent, making a lot of money. It was me and my kids and that was it! I was so independent it was almost sad. somehow along the way this amazing person showed up in my life. He was a friend of my brothers, 21 years old, very sweet, and very innocent. I was 24, and for sure NOT looking for a husband. But God had greater plans. Everyone laughed when we started dating. They all gave us 2 weeks MAX. Well it has been almost 13 years, and 9 children later. ( Well I came with 3, but he had adopted them, and loves them all the same) I watched all our friends "break up", some even got married! I knew most wouldnt last sadly. Then Sat an very old dear friend came over. We hadnt seen or heard from him in so long. He got married right before we did. I worried about some differences they had before they got married, making it hard on them. Sadly I was right. They are getting divorced. He wants a family, she wants a career. This makes me so very sad. We started laughing about how everyone thought Adam and I wouldnt last, and then he asked why I think we did. Adam and I knew the answer to this without even thinking about it. It is because our marriage is built upon the teachings of the Bible. When you put Christ 1st, then your foundation is solid, and can withstand the storms. I will admit there have been some BAD storms. but we have weathered them. And I know no matter what comes our way, we will be okay. I also know had we not both "found religion" we would not be together today.


I set out on a narrow way, many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart, they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
Yes He did

I think about the years I spent, just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost, and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there, you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart, they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

But now I'm just rolling home into my lover's arms
This much I know is true

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

1 comment:

mel said...

Amen Kelly!
hugs sweetie and congrats on 13 solid years! here is to 113 more!
mel