Thinking about Dave and Melissa and how they have impacted my life is kind of difficult to put down. There have been so many experiences that we’ve gone through where they spoke into my life and allowed me to tap into who I am and who God has called me to be and it’s been amazing.
To this very day their words are clear in my heart and I remember them to get me through the difficult times I’ve had to go through now being out of prison. Seeing them and how they’ve struggled and stuck it through has been encouraging, as far as an example of union goes. But more than anything, and I still talk about it to this day is how God used them to instill in me purpose (through a vision of when you were standing next to Jesus looking down upon the school and you said YES on my behalf). True purpose for my life, a reason to live, a reason to be excited, reason to love. Purpose. And so I could share many small instances and I’m thankful for all of them. And I’m thankful for them now. For sticking with me through thick and thin.