In 1992, I went to God's Bible School (GBS) and there I met a WONDERFUL man named Phillip Dickinson. It was not quite, "love at first sight", but close. We started dating and dated for 3 happy years and then got married in the GBS chapel. I remember as a new bride, practicing writing my NEW NAME over and over again, and oh the THRILL it brought. When I said "YES" to him, I had NO IDEA that that would involve selling and storing our things, going to Costa Rica to language school for a year, and then moving to Bogota, Colombia to be missionaries, to tell others about the LOVE OF JESUS! But, God is helping us, and He has met all of our needs. Now Phillip and I have been married for nearly 12 years, and Phillip is my STILL MY VERY BEST FRIEND. God has blessed us with 3 beautiful children and we are Happy serving Jesus here! Even after 12 years when I sign my name and see "DICKINSON", IT STILL BRINGS A SMILE TO MY FACE!
I read this poem this morning, and it made me cry, FOR I AM SO BLESSED!! I'm including a couple stanzas from that poem for y'all to read.
"Ain't got a lot of riches and sometimes the going is rough
But I have a family that loves me, and that makes me rich enough.
I just thank God for his blessings and the mercy he has bestowed
I'm drinking from my saucer, cause my cup has overflowed!
When things went wrong and my faith got a little thin,
Then all at once the dark clouds broke and the SON broke through again.
So Lord help me not to gripe about the tough row I had to hoe
I'm drinking from my saucer, cause my cup has overflowed! (Author Unknown)