But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God.
Ruth 1:16 NKJV
Just when you think that things could not get more complicated…
Family steps in.
I should start off by saying that when I got married, I moved away from the only place I had ever lived, and by moved I mean about 500 miles! As you can imagine, that was extremely hard on my family, especially my mother. However, I was in love and I would do anything to be with the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. Ethan and I had been together for a while, and when he graduated high school his family decided to move to another state. We did long distance for a year and a half, then he popped the question, we got married, and I moved to be with him. So here I was living with my husband several miles away from my family, and his family lived right up the road.
I will not delve into how hard it was to be so near his family and not my own, but lets just say that it put more than just a strain on our relationship.
Well 2 years into marriage later and STILL NOT PREGNANT, Ethan’s family ups and decides they are moving even farther away. After seriously considering our options, we knew the only thing that made since was to move back to my home town. We were looking to start a family, and wanted to be in a stable environment.
Of course, this was not easy on Ethan to be away from his family, but we knew it was the right decision. Once we moved back to my hometown I was a lot happier, and I thought that maybe NOW I would finally get pregnant…
Three more years passed by and I can honestly say that it was some of the toughest years yet!