|Rebekah at just a few months old. This is about the time Wes and I moved away from SC.|
"I grew up in a Christian home being taught to pray for my mate that God had for me. I always thought that I would meet "the one" around age 17 and be married by 19 or 20. This did not happen! hahaha I waited for what seemed like forever, had several boyfriends, met LOTS of weirdos and had many male acquaintances. Trust me, churches are full of weirdos and wolves! I finally got to the point where I was content with what I had at the time and was hoping and praying for God to send me someone, but figured it would be a while. I was totally prepared to be in my 30's before I got married. But in my heart, I was afraid of turning 30 and not having a significant other.
|Bekah and our mother|
"Seems like last summer there were several men in my life. Now I know it was the Devil trying to distract me and he did. There was one in particular that was everything I wanted but still totally wrong for me and I knew it. I almost ruined my life but God spared me from it. As soon as I gave that up, asked God's forgiveness and re-purposed in my heart to wait on Him, He brought me Travis.
"Now, let's rewind 21 years to when I was 8 and we lived on a farm in Greer, S.C. Our house was about 2 miles from a little church and a friend of ours was the pastor. I used to go up there and play with the pastor's children and go to VBS. That was the first time I saw Travis! He and his family had gone there from the the time the church was started and I always saw him at VBS and fall festivals. I remember thinking he was hyper and a smart alec.
|Rebekah with our PaPa, Mother's daddy|
|Rebekah and our Aunt Betty|
"Mom and I started praying for my mate about the same time. I was SO discouraged over the years because I could not find a REAL MAN. I wanted a leader, a Godly man, someone who loved my family, loved children, loved singing and going to church, would be a provider, etc. There didn't seem to be any like this and the ones who were, were already married.
|Teaching Sunday School in Mexico|
"That is another story in itself . . ."
Susan here . . . I'll end this post there for today. Tomorrow I'll post Bekah's testimony of how she and Travis finally met!