Wednesday, June 19, 2013

It's a roller coaster ride...

This is probably one of the funniest pictures from a family vacation we have had, and it even occurred in the last two years during our "recovery."Amazing.

The expressions on everyone's face in the picture are hilarious, but the three "strangers" in the back seats are even more so. We laugh at this picture quite often and cherish this memory as a family.

Life, marriage, adultery recovery...all are like a roller coaster ride similar to the one in this picture. It has twists, turns, ups, and downs - joy and fear all mixed together.

If you love roller coasters, then you probably don't like this analogy because life's "roller coaster" ride isn't always as fun or quite the "rush."

The roller coaster of adultery recovery is tough and few choose to do it long-term. The past two years have been combined with some of the most amazing "God moments" I could have ever imagined. However, it has had some of the most painful and difficult ones as well. There have been days we did all we could to not give in to despair. God has carried us through no doubt.

Amy is amazing. God is amazing. Our friends and church are amazing. This journey, with its many ups and downs is worth every ounce of struggle. It's not easy and we can't do it alone. It has intense emotions, pain, joy, sadness, anxiety, fear, and hope - all combined together. God is the hero of our story. As the wise deacon told me on the day I resigned, "Sin sucks like Hell, but God is good."

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