When Ryan and I got married in 2001 we chose Ecclesiastes 3:11 as our wedding verse: He has made everything beautiful in its time.
We spent quite awhile looking for the right verse to represent the work God had done in our relationship.
Ryan came across Ecc. 3:11 and we knew it was perfect. It was an eight-year journey from first date to the altar. We had ups, downs, we broke up for more than a year, and ultimately we were reunited. God had done a mighty work in us.
Eight years was too long for me, but it was exactly the amount of time we needed to get right with God.
Little did we know that Ecclesiastes 3:11 would reflect our journey to parenthood as well. Married for 7 ½ years before God gave us our miracle, it was definitely His timing when our family grew. And it was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.
I have been telling Ryan for awhile that we needed a new name for the blog. While we started this blog initially to share our adoption story and update family and friends on the adoption process, this blog has become much more of a place for me to share my heart, lessons learned and life post-adoption.
We both feel that In its time is the perfect reminder that God does make EVERYTHING beautiful. While I have discovered that God’s timing and mine are rarely the same, His timing, His ways, His plans are always better, and always more beautiful.
Next month we'll be married for 8 years. So whatever the future holds....in the next 8 years or 88 years...we'll keep trusting, believing and claiming the promise that God makes everything beautiful in its time.