12 years ago my world changed in a way that I never thought it would. While other young ladies my age were married and on child number 3 or 4. I was quietly praying that I would not be in their shoes anytime soon. I was comfortable being on my own. I didn’t have the stress of having a man judge me to see if I was worth having around or even trying to pressure me to get what he wanted out of me. I was a kept woman and in Love with one man who gave me everything I could ever want (Jesus)
I was prepared in my heart and mind to live my days alone without a mate. I was content and not upset (although I had many people who thought it was all a show and that I really wanted a husband) What they didn’t realize was that I suffered from too much rejection and like sweet brown would say Ain’t nobody got time for that! I loved my work, I had decent friends, and I was above all secure within myself.
That all changed, I think God had something else in mind that I wasn’t aware of at the time. He introduced me to Chris Pleas I wasn’t sure what to expect, I was nervous because I really liked him but being in a relationship would ruin my “good life” I already had mapped out. What I loved most about him was that he wasn’t pushy, or puffed up. He had a genuine heart and grace that I had not seen in a man in a loooong time.
We became friends rather quickly and even got engaged right away but the best part is we waited for 2 years before we got married. To make sure we weren’t just rushing in, or just feeling the romance. We got to know one another, learn about each other. I found in him a loyal, loving, honest to goodness friend. Many folks saw how he and I interacted with one another and just knew we were living an (unclean life together)
Which made us laugh because My husband is the only man whom I have ever know in that way and the fact I waited for 24 years to “give” myself to a man and that man turned out to be my husband…well shoot that is a testimony within itself. He is truly the best man and father that I know. I was scared to death 10 years ago when I had my daddy walk me down the isle to meet the man that I would allow to take care of all of me. I LOVE THIS MAN from the bottom of my soul. I am happy that we have made it this far.
No it hasn’t been easy for us by a long shot, but we have been able to make it work. I am a blessed woman. I don’t need to brag about our marriage or cut it down. God brought us together for a great purpose and I can’t begin to tell him thank you for the gift he has giving me. When so many young people are getting married just to have the wedding. We got married to have a marriage. I am grateful for that. So Happy Anniversary Christopher L.J. Pleasure. I am a blessed woman for being your wife. I look forward to many more crazy years with you. 🙂