The year I turned 18, I met the love of my life. Cheesy, I know. But it was for real. Terrified by how charming, witty, and attractive Evan was, I broke up with him the day after Valentine’s Day because I was a wimp. He wooed me again two months later, and the rest is history. Eight years ago today, I friended the famous Hottie … Continue reading The Story of Us
Before I got married, I didn’t handle conflict that well. I loved to keep everything on an even keel, and even pretend like it was when it wasn’t. I also didn’t handle confrontation very well. I had a tendency to cry a lot when I was called out on my faults, and bringing up issues with someone else was almost like pulling teeth. Uncomfortable and … Continue reading Diary of a Wife: Greater Than Conflict
Today, my number one turns 25. Hold on, let’s look back for just a moment.. SUCH BABIES! But absolutely smitten. I’m celebrating this guy today, and if he’s taught me anything (and really, he’s one of the smartest people I know. I learn new things everyday.) it’s how to love well. I thought I’d compile a short list of what Evan has taught me over … Continue reading 4 Ways to Love Better
It was a warm summer night in July when Evan told me he loved me for the first time. I remember staring into his eyes, knowing that I had loved him for weeks, maybe even months before that moment. I remember trying my very best to make it a picturesque, romantic, movie-quality moment, and I whispered into his ear, “I love you too.” I’ll never … Continue reading Diary of a Wife: Part Two
This photo is of Evan & I, almost four years ago, on our wedding day. 20-year-old babies.
Marriage is a great and glorious mystery. It’s one of those “feel it in your bones” kind of things; a happening in life that changes every course forever, that alters our behavior, and can bring us into an even holier place with Christ. It’s not the thing in life. People don’t marry, and they still have that holier than holy place with Christ. It’s not an end-all. But for me, in this life, it has changed everything.
Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him? Romans 11:35 Before Evan & I were married, we went through premarital counseling with a pastor. We were so in love at 20 years old, and we just wanted to be married. Honestly, we didn’t place a lot of thought into anything else. We had a one bedroom apartment, I had two jobs, and … Continue reading 1,112 Days
In a few days, my husband and I will be celebrating our third marriage anniversary. It doesn’t seem possible, and our wedding day feels like a century ago. We were only babies then; we didn’t know how great our God could truly be to us. My concept of love is limited, truthfully. I’ll never forget the moment my firstborn son arrived into the world and … Continue reading Anniversary