A Carpenter Man who strapped on a tool belt and laced up his work boots every single day. A Carpenter Man who always had a pencil tucked behind his ear.
A Carpenter Man who drove a huge, noisy Ford truck.
A Carpenter Man who spent his days measuring, drilling, lifting, calculating, brick laying, concrete pouring, hammering, shingle laying, and doing whatever else it is that hardworking carpenters do.
Yep, I was living happily ever after holding the calloused hands of my
A year after I said "I do", I was married to a soon-to-be Preacher Man.
His dirt stained getup was replaced with
Thumbs up on those new digs, hon!
Honestly, when Josh first announced that he wanted to try his hand at the Seminary, I wasn't exactly thrilled.
Sure I had met this man at a college solely dedicated to the training of pastors and teachers. He had studied Greek and Hebrew. The groundwork for more theological training had been layed out for him.
It should not have come as a surprise to me that Josh was making this career change.
But I was happily content with the comfortable life I led with my Carpenter Man. We were living happily ever after in our little house in a big city close to my hometown in the wonderful state we grew up in.
I wasn't quite ready to give up that life. I wasn't ready to move away from our little home and our family. I wasn't ready to be the Preacher Man's wife.
You might have guessed that, in the 3 years since then, I got over it.
My Preacher Man is happy. How can I not be happy, too? Plus, he'll make a fantastic pastor.
Whether he's building a house or preaching a sermon, Josh is giving a 110%. I am so proud of my studly, hardworking, God-be-the-glory giving, soon-to-be Preacher Man.
The soon-to-be father of our precious Baby O.
I can't wait to see the plans the Lord has in store for me and my Preacher Man.
I'm so thankful to be the one standing by his side, holding his (less calloused) hands, and living what is our happily ever after.
And yes, I'm also thankful that all of those Carpenter Man skills can be put to good use around the house. ;-)
Speaking of that....Honey!