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The Blessings of a Godly Woman



It was early one year when my husband and I started dating. The months quickly passed as we got to know each other and began to make future plans. Dating soon turned into, “Will you marry me?”

Yes, that was an exciting time. The thing was, however, that my family had gotten to know my soon-to-be husband, while my soon-to-be in-laws lived far away and had not had the opportunity to see our relationship blossom. My husband had made a phone call home to let his parents know he had met someone. Then that turned into a call that said he was dating someone, which later turned into another call that eventually said, “I’m getting married.” Mom, my mother-in-law, Geraldine, rushed out to meet me. She was actually not thrilled at the news. These calls all happened within a couple of months of each other.

My husband had joined the military right out of high school. He traveled a lot during his military years, as you might imagine. Eventually, the military brought him to San Diego. He ended up having the opportunity to go back home where his Mom was happy to receive him. Yea! Her son was home again!

Shortly upon his return home, he received an offer of employment back in San Diego, where he had just left. Fortunately for me, he took the job. I had started working at Hughes Aircraft just a month before he started working there. We saw each other at work. It was a fairly small office. I really enjoyed the intimacy of getting to know my co-workers, like a big family. We both ended up attending the