It’s been too long! So much has happened since my last blog and I regret waiting this long to share it with you. To sum it up, Lamar and I got married, and my mom passed away 2 weeks before our wedding :(, I started a new six-figure job a month before our wedding, and we became debt-free, I randomly became motivated to be a chef on the side, and more. So many major life events occurred simultaneously and I am honestly still adjusting to the changes. I am still grieving the loss of my mother while learning how to be a wife in a new family, while also growing in my career and all the responsibilities that come with that. However, there’s something I must confess.
I’ve been feeling very distant from God lately. I still love Jesus and I still have a relationship with Him but lately, it seems I’ve allowed myself to be too distracted by my schedule and all of the current events and culture. Reminds me of this verse in 1 Corinthians 7:34:
34 and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband.
I’ve noticed how much of a requirement it is for me to be more intentional with my time. Prayer has been foundational in our marriage thus far and I see how God works when we devote that time to Him. I also am aware of His grace on the days when we fail to devote enough time to Him and I am still so amazed by that. We have been so incredibly blessed and I am still in awe of all that God has done for us.
I’m going to be sharing more details about our journey, my transition from single to married, my experience with grief and the details of what happened, our wedding day, and all of the positives and negatives about it that make it difficult for me to reflect on it, breaking our abstinence as a married couple, our growth with conflict, how my perspective has changed and how I changed emotionally as a wife, our debt-freedom journey, family planning and why we chose to wait to have children, what it’s like finally living together, and all that God is doing in us and through us. Looking forward to being more transparent on this platform and encouraging you all in your journeys in growing deeper in your relationship with God.
God bless you,
Vanessa Gibbs 🙂