Adventure always comes when we’re not looking for it. We’re just living our lives when suddenly someone or something comes along and completely changes our entire world, and from that moment on nothing is ever the same. You’re pulled out of your quiet comfortable life and thrown onto some crazy road, unprepared and without a pocket handkerchief.
Was I thinking a year ago that at this time that I was going to be getting married in three weeks? No way! Was I even thinking last summer that I would be anywhere near close to getting married within the next year? Nope. Not only was I not expecting to be getting married so soon, but I never thought I’d be leaving the area I’ve spent my entire life in and moving 2,000 miles away from everything I’ve ever really known. Yes….The dwarves arrived while I was quietly eating supper, took me as their burglar, and pulled me with them to go steal back their gold from a dragon….and like Biblo, (the real hero of that story), part of me is thinking, “What just happened?”
I find it rather ironic actually. For so long I had been praying for my future husband, asking God to use me, to take me on an adventure and make me His hero. When I fell in love with Daniel, I started praying harder, asking for God’s best, for His timing and to make something happen if it was meant to be. And by golly, He made something happen and what’s even more of a surprise, His timing has made things happen a whole lot faster than I ever dared hope! My brain just having a hard time keeping up… 😛
So here I am, on an unexpected journey, heading off to the unfamiliar and leaving the known behind me. But the great part about it is, it IS an adventure and one I am going to get to share it with my husband, my best friend. Together and with God’s help we’ll take this road, pass through the mountains, the valleys, and the dangers of the dark wood, fighting side by side when enemies surround us and try to tear us apart. I know with God on our side, standing as the third party in this adventure and guiding us along the way, there is no beast so terrible, or creator so foul that could stand in our way.
So here I go. Stepping out onto the road, keeping my feet, but being swept off all the same.