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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Testimony Tuesday - Dana

Today, I would like to introduce you to my friend Dana.  Dana and I have worked together for several years and she has become one of my dearest friends over the years.  She is a beautiful woman inside and out and I am so thankful for her friendship.  She is definitely my "mommy sounding board" and I always get so tickled about how much we are alike in so many ways!  Dana is a wife and mother of two who enjoys blogging about hair, working out, singing in her church praise group, and dressing up her kids!  She has such a raw and honest testimony and I hope it touches someone who may have been or is in her same situation.      

Growing up, I witnessed my mom go through a lot of hurt with my Dad and my first Step-Dad. My Dad was always in my life, so as a young girl I would have to rotate holidays and my summer to spend time with him.  I would cry often because I always wanted my family together. It made me nervous to get married because I didn’t want to experience the same thing. I knew in my heart that I didn’t want to go through the same pain my Mom went through. I gave my life to Christ when I was 12 years old. I could tell that I was a new creature and could start this journey talking to God about my fears and knowing that he would comfort me.

Through my teenage and college years, I was far from perfect, but strived to live for God. In 2002, I met my future husband. The first thing he said to me was that he was trying to live for God, and I knew right then he was the guy for me. In our relationship, even though we believed in God and tried to live right, we still struggled with abstaining from sex. That was the hardest sin I had to deal with. We didn’t care to drink alcohol, party, and curse, but our addiction was having premarital sex.  We knew it was wrong and would ask for forgiveness each time. My biggest fear was that God would come on that day and I would go to Hell. I knew I was blocking a blessing and finally said enough is enough.  I went to God in prayer and asked him to remove my boyfriend out of my life if he wasn’t my husband. I knew that was the only way I could abstain from sex.  I was tired of disappointing God and I knew I couldn’t live like this any longer.  Two weeks later, he proposed to me and within a month we were married. I knew God was dealing with him as well and so thankful that he was obedient to hearing the Holy Spirit speak to him.

Marriage was beautiful and now we could have all the sex we wanted, but I was still afraid of not being the best wife due to my past. I had to have faith and believe that I don’t have to be a statistic and that God would blessed my marriage.

During our first year of marriage, we were delighted that we were having our first baby. I couldn’t believe I was pregnant, but 5 weeks later the doctor told me that I would have a miscarriage. That was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever dealt with, but God spoke to me and told me to read the book of Job. The book inspired me to the fullest and I became stronger, because I knew he was going to restore everything back to me.  Months later, I was pregnant again with a healthy baby boy. I was overjoyed with love and knew that he was a special gift from God.

A year later, I was pregnant again, but had another miscarriage at 5 weeks. I was very hurt, but had to remind myself that God doesn’t make mistakes and just like he blessed me with a full term baby, he can do the same with this one. My God never fails and that’s exactly what he did. Months later, I was pregnant with a baby girl.  

I thank God for his many blessings and for the wisdom he has bestowed upon my life. My husband tells me every week that I’m an awesome wife and I have a beautiful boy and girl that has made my family complete. Always trust God’s word, because if he can do it for me, he will certainly do it for you. 

Thank you Dana for sharing and being so open and honest with your testimony!  I know lives are being touched through your story!   

You can check out Dana's blog at www.domesticnaturalista.blogspot.com

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