CIRCA 1993 // I’ve been head over heels in love with this man for a QUARTER of a CENTURY, TWENTY FIVE YEARS! We met in class the fall of my freshman year at Texas A&M. He caught my eye the first day of class, but it was several weeks before we actually met. He took me to Chili’s and the dollar movie to see Sleepless in Seattle for our first date 😍. (And we recently realized that the main characters are Annie and Sam in that movie, 2 of our kids’ names! 😂)
It wasn’t long before I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with this amazing man!
Our marriage has not always come easy, we have had to work really hard at it. We have had really amazing seasons and really hard, heavy seasons... but what’s so awesome about seasons is that they change! The cold, dark, dreary, dead of winter shifts into the sunshiny, life-giving warmth of spring... new life, new growth, beauty, wild flowers dancing in the wind. The same has been true of our marriage. The Lord in his kindness has used our really hard seasons, whether that was due to trials, sickness or our own failures & sin... to turn our eyes back to Him... the author and perfector of our Faith... to loosen our grip & open our hands up in surrender to whatever He has for us. And He faithfully does this time and time again. Draws us back to Himself and strengthens us in our weakness. Making this cord of three strands stronger in the process.
It’s so fun to look back at these old photos when we were so young and in love... and to know that I’m more in love with this man now than ever before BECAUSE we’ve walked through the hard seasons and come out on the other side stronger, closer, and in awe of our Rock that sustains us through the storms. We have a faithful God who walks with us through the fire, is our light through the darkness and never leaves us without HOPE! The hard is worth it... keep fighting for your marriage, keep fighting for your spouse... don’t give up in the dead of winter...spring is coming! 🌱💞
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