14 years and counting…

14 years ago… amazing how impossible it seems when I look back to count, knowing the truth, yet attempting to believe it.  It seems like yesterday I awoke to a beautifully sunny day with a huge smile on my face.  Today would be the day I say, I do, to a lifetime with the man of my dreams.

Oh how we dream, even funnier when our dreams then, pale in the reality of just how amazing it is to live and grow in a lifetime of tomorrows.  The only item unplanned about our wedding was a sickness of my youth pastor who was to sing that day.  What I remember was thinking, okay.  Sadness over his sickness, yet nothing could detour my tunnel vision of meeting my groom at the end of the isle, however the surrounding details unfolded.  I remember smilling, I remember laughing, I remember celebrating… I remember shoving our face with leftover cake as we left, starving from not really thinking about food in the excitement of it all.

Just the beginning…  Aaron, how is it possible that I could experience a love like this?  At the risk of sounding like a sap, I simply must say that I’m thankful for the hard.  I would do the hard again, knowing that the beauty that comes is worth it’s weight in gold.  Thank you for…

Challenging me to dream along with you.

Learning to appreciate sarcasm… most of the time.

Always pointing me to the lighter side of life.

Surprising me.

Loving on our babies in ways that melt me to the core.

Choosing the narrow, walking in business with integrity, prioritizing us.

Praying, reading, praying.

Loving me more than I could ever deserve.

Saving me.

For this, Aaron Armstrong Conrad, words can never express my true gratitude.  I’m anticipating the next 114 years, and welcoming all that it may bring, the good, the bad, and the ugly, as long as it brings you.

Ephesians 5:24-26

24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word,

It it my joy to submit sweet husband, thanks in advance for the ride.


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