Here’s a little bit about me. I grew up in a Christian family, went to church every Sunday, and was involved in my youth group as much I possibly could be. I even went to Christian school.
I was as Christian as they come…or so everyone thought.
I always listened to and respected my parents. Overall my family was functional and happy.
Straight out of high school I moved to Dallas, TX from West Virginia to go to art school. I had a boyfriend that I was crazy about so he came to visit every so often. After about six months, both of us were tired of not being together and having such a long distance relationship.
So my boyfriend moved to Texas… without my parents knowing.
My parents weren’t exactly fond of him because, well, we had been having sex and my mom knew that. So my boyfriend moved in with me and we were living the dream. I went to school, he worked and everything seemed to be so awesome.
As time went on I kept realizing how wrong the whole thing was … keeping it from my parents, lying, having sex, living together. That led me to call my parents to tell them everything. After a nasty and horribly emotional break up, my now ex- boyfriend moved back to West Virginia.
Little did I know, I was pregnant.
After he moved away, we continued to talk and fight mostly because he started new relationships with multiple girls. I started feeling really strange, and by strange I mean constantly throwing up. That’s when I knew I was pregnant. I took a test and of course, it was positive. I then called my ex and told him the news followed by my parents.
Since that day a lot has changed. I’ve grown up more than I thought I ever would. I found out who my friends are and gained new ones. I became a mom! Another thing that has grown is my intense desire to have “the man of my dreams,” my husband.
As one can imagine, being a single mom can be really tough. Often times I think of how much easier it would be if I just had a husband. Recently, I keep asking God to bring the man He picked out for me … and FAST. Just hurry up already!
Over the last few months, God has been speaking to me about things that I want to share with you. Obviously, the relationship I was in with my ex was not God’s idea of a healthy relationship but that is completely what I have been used to in the past.
While praying I said, “God, please can you just give me my husband already?”
In response He said, “Olivia, can I be your husband right now?”
God wants to be a husband to a young, single mom…he wants to be MY husband. The fact is, He really does! Once I let God be my husband my heart was satisfied. I have never been in a relationship so pure. I’m learning what unconditional love feels like. I’m feeling what it’s like to be truly romanced and swept away. I’m seeing how a relationship should be. I’m in a relationship with the one that is the definition of LOVE. I can’t imagine what my marriage will be like with my earthly husband now.
I know it can be discouraging as a single mom to stay single so why don’t you get married?
There’s a God that wants to marry you the moment you’re ready. He wants to romance you, talk to you, spend time with you, and honor you.
Don’t stress. God has it all worked out. There’s a reason your man hasn’t come a long yet. Maybe it’s work God has to do in you like showing you what a relationship should be or giving you confidence in yourself. Maybe He’s preparing your man to be the perfect father for your little one. Whatever God is doing, He’s doing right so don’t settle for anything other than THE man He chose for Y-O-U.
While I wait for the man God has for me I will remain happily married.
20 years old