God, God, God! Today, I write to you with tears! Tears of such joy! I just can’t believe this birthday party my family planned for me. So, let me tell you what had happened! As you know, Ryan got his new job, and he travels for work now! I know, sometimes you gotta be careful what you pray for! Now, he is so busy at work, and he told me that he would not be able to come to my birthday party, but he told me we would do something special to celebrate my birthday, once he returned. We have now been courting for about 10 months, and it has been so amazing, so I was so excited to see what he was going to have planned for me when he came back. But, today is my actual birthday, and my sister planned this huge party for me! I was so happy to see friends, and family that I hadn’t seen in so long. My heart was so full of joy seeing everyone there to celebrate me. God, as you know, my favorite thing to do is worship! My family knows that, so my sister had a few people come sing praise and worship for me, and it was so amazing. As I am singing, and praising God, I feel a tap on my shoulder, and I turn around, and God, it was my baby! My boo surprised me, and came to the party. God, I was just crying and crying, and I said, what are you doing here? He said, I couldn’t miss this day for anything. As he walks in the music stops, people stop singing, and God, he grabs me by the hand. I was like what are you about to do, make a speech or something? He said, yes!
We walk to the front, and he says hello everyone, I am Ryan! God, everyone sounded like we were in an AA meeting, Hi Ryan! He said, as you know, I am so excited to be with this woman right here. I am so thankful to every man who messed up, so I could step up, and have this jewel right here. God, I was like oh no he didn’t, but I love it! Everyone clapped, and he then said, for some reason, God knew we were supposed to be together even from when we were little. He pulls out the picture of us when we were younger, and said do you see the picture of the cross behind us?? If you look closely, there is a picture with the cross right behind us! I was like oh my goodness, where did you find this terrible picture? As I am laughing, and crying at the same time, he says Nikea, I want to spend the rest of my life with you! God, he dropped down on that knee, and I almost dropped to the floor!
Are you kidding me?? Are you kidding me? That is all I could say! He said those words I have been dreaming of hearing since I was a teenager. The words I had been dreaming about forever. This is too good to be true, I am thinking in my mind. Will you marry me?? Oh my goodness, YES, YES, YES, I will marry you! God, I am truly in awe of you! To think this day actually happened for a girl like me! All of the tears, all of the heart break, all of the let downs, all of the laughs, all of the teasing, all of the lonely days, all of the doubting moments of feeling as if you had forgotten about me, and you go above and beyond! You send me the top of the line man! Everything I prayed for, and more! God, you are so worthy! All I can say is hallelujah! What a mighty God I serve! After he proposed, and everyone was crying, gospel artist Maurette Brown Clark came and sung, and it was just a phenomenal time! God, I am about to get married! Oh my goodness! I am about to be somebody’s wife! I am about to have SEX legally! Yesss GAWD! I am about to marry my best friend!!! WOW! WOW! WOW! You know God, I did trust you, but sometimes I was a little scared. The sister at the church scared me when she told me that a man will have a good heart, but that doesn’t mean he will be cute. Sometimes God gives you what you need, not what you want. I said the devil is a lie! I desire both! Annnnnddddd God, you truly out did yourself. I am just going to cry, and then cry again! God, you are simply amazing!!! To God Be The Glory!! #worththewait
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.