Thank you for stopping by. I'm Miiko, a mature (ha!) mom
of two young ones (10 and 5). Before I was married, I was
a school teacher for 6 years and then a school administrator
for another 6 years. I was also doing my graduate degree
part-time and was very active in my church. You can imagine
how busy I was then. Many of my contemporaries were already
married; and many were already blessed with children. Well,
there I was, still single. So
single I thought perhaps singlehood was to be my lot in
life. I thought my days would be spent creating programs
and reaching out to my students, both in school and in church.
Of course I had desires to be married and to be a mother
(my first ambition since I was a little girl was to be a
“housewife”) but what was a gal to do if there
was no one to get married to? (Apparently I had “missed
the boat”.) Fret? Mope? Marry the first or second
guy who proposed? Well, not! I wasn't going to marry any
man just because he was a Christian and I was single! I
was beginning to think that as my biological clock was ticking
away that God wanted singlehood for me. Afterall, it wasn't
like I was an unhappy single! Anyway, little did I know
that many miles away, God was already working out something
for me. And to cut the long story short, I met Phill, and
after a year and a half of long-distance courtship, we were
married in March 1996. To me, that was a miracle, to have
met such a sweet and Christ-like man when thoughts of being
married grew dimmer as each birthday arrived.
If you are reading this, and happen to be still single
and unmarried, my encouragement to you is not to fret, but
to just grow in the Lord and serve wherever you are planted.
As you seek Him, He WILL grant you the desires of your heart.
It could be marriage. It could be something else, but our
God never makes any mistakes if you wait on Him. He is a
loving and faithful God, full of mercy and grace. Don't
settle for what seems good when He has the best for you.
After what seemed like a long wait, the Lord blessed us
with a lovely girl who slipped out into the world in December
1997. Then after grieving over our second baby (who is in
Heaven waiting for us – that is another story), He
blessed us with a beautiful boy in April 2003. From resigning
to being unmarried some 15 years ago, to being married to
the sweetest and kindest man in the world and to having
two living children now, oh, how blessed can a woman get?
Each day, I thank God for giving me a family, and for giving
my husband and me two children to raise for His kingdom.
What grace He has bestowed upon us!
Besides being a wife and mother, I have always wanted to
write. I love writing. I also love creating lesson plans.
I love to study the Bible and share what I've learned. My
husband knows these desires of my heart and he is as supportive
as any husband could be. He encourages me to pursue my dreams
of writing and of sharing with other home school moms whatever
is in my heart. And whenever I need any techie things done,
he is there to do everything for me. Isn't he cool? I always
tell my friends this. During those heart-to-heart talks
I had with the Lord about the possibility of me getting
married, I always asked God to please also give me someone
who was a scientist, someone who had a good sense of direction,
and someone who knew his computer. And you know what? My
husband is all three. And much, much more.
Yes, I'm glad I waited.
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