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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Two Became Three Before They Were One

I was startled awake at one in the morning as Tyler whispered the words, "Mom I need to talk. Cara is pregnant and she says the baby is mine." The alarm was set for two, my regular prayer time, so sleepily I sat up and turned on the lamp.

Quietly listening as his emotions ran their natural course, asking all the pertinent questions and some stupid ones...silently praying... Wondering now what direction these two lives would take. They had broken up just two days before... she needy... he selfish... both loving the other more than they ever loved anyone else in their 19 years of life yet not knowing how to have a relationship.

Two teenagers desperately seeking the unconditional love they had been denied during their formative years. He sent off to foster care because his step dad was just a bit too physical with discipline. She shipped off to her grandmother's because of some inappropriate actions by her step father. Neither one chosen first over the men in their mothers lives. Both still searching for approval and acceptance by the one person who is supposed to love, guide, and protect them. Knowing full well that time may never come, reluctantly trying to accept this travesty of nature.

With no where to go and no one left to turn to once her grandmother found out "the truth" she found herself on our door step running into the arms of the only person who accepts her for who she is.

The past two weeks we have talked of life, love, consequences, and God as a plan for the future was fashioned. Tyler had gone to church for a while with his step grandmother...but had tons of excuses to not attend with us. Cara told us her mother did not believe in God and she did not allow Cara or her brother to believe either. These words stung my soul as the tears began to form, my mother's heart aching, my evangelist soul wanting to snatch her from the pit right then and there.

They will be married tomorrow in our living room with Bruno, the Chocolate Lab as best man and Princess Isabella the Chihuahua, as maid of honor. Miss Theresa and Brother Jimmy as witnesses... She in last years homecoming dress and he in a borrowed suit coat.

As they begin their lives together their first step is to attend church. So sweet were the words he said to her..."When I went to church I felt I had a hope." Ahhh...it is a beginning. They talked of ways to treat each other, things they want to do... things most of us take for granted... like eating dinner together at the dining table. They talked about the kind of husband and wife they want to be, the kind of parents their child deserves. The routine for security, church for hope and faith.

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm, plans to give you a hope and a future." ~NIV

A love six months in the making... a marriage predicted for failure... a new family supposedly heading down an already broken road...

Matthew 19:26 "Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." ~NIV

As we expose them to the unconditional love of Christ, and attempt to guide them into a true relationship with each other...as we give them support and confidence in a future with God at the helm... we ask for your heart-felt prayers.

Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,, who have been called according to His purpose." ~NIV


  1. God bless all of you! A love 6 months in the making caught my attention - nearly 40 years ago my husband and I began our lives together after just 6 months of knowing each other. Your post is so beautiful despite the rocky road it talks about. The first step is to find Jesus - he will help them on this road.

  2. Take heart. Don't give up hope. Although I was a virgin when I married, I was only just turned 17. I will be married 39 years this June. Just because they are young does not mean that the marriage will be a failure, even though the girl was pregnant at the time of the marriage. I'm GLAD I got married young, and would not have had it any otherway. I also know what it is like to have a child who does things that you wished he had not done. God is good.

  3. How blessed these two are to have you and you will introduce them to Jesus and when He is fully embraced they will have it all.

  4. P.S. Had to come back and tell you the verification word was "bride"!!

  5. Susan, I've typed in some awesome word verifications, myself. After reading a blog on which a woman said her $11,000 hospital bill was reduced to nothing by the hospital, I left a comment, and the word verification was "blestshe" (blessed she)!!! Yes, she was blessed.

  6. Lord God, I thank You because You love these two people and their baby more than anyone can love them. I ask You to make their paths straight, I pray obstacles be removed. I ask You to cause to prosper what the world said is doomed - this marriage. I pray they walk in love, forgiveness, and dying to self. I pray they are each whole emotioally, physically, and spiritually in Christ Jesus. Please Lord God, bless them and unify them through the power of the Blood of Jesus. In Jesus' Name I pray.

  7. I hope the union is successful for the baby's sake. It's awful to grow up in a broken home. We pray for them. The secret to a long marriage is simple: always be respectful to each other. :o) ♥ ∞

  8. The Broken Road is my song... and I just have one statement for Mr. and Mrs. Watts....Aren't we glad that God specializes in the IMPOSSIBLE? What others would dismiss as failure, trash, a mistake...God the Father can take and make anew, bless it and watch it grow. I am praying for all three.

    I love you Mama Tees. Thank you for your generous spirit that has never turned one of God's lost children away.

  9. What a precious and heartwarming story you tell here. God makes all things new!!
    Praying for these young ones and you as they begin a new life together!!


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