Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My Better Half

Typical Me face. It's cake and I was starving.
Today I'm going to make another post to brag on my amazing husband. I seriously don't know what I would do without him--he is my support. I can always count on him when I've had a bad day or need to vent. He supports me in whatever save the world mission I am on each day. I cannot thank him enough--sometimes I have to remind myself that, yes, this amazing man is my husband. I am so thankful God brought us together to spend forever together.

We were brought together by our love of guitars and football. We started talking about a picture of me with my guitar and then the amazing Trinity lateral play and our relationship blossomed from there. I am a hopeless romantic, so how could I resist the sweet notes he left on my car (I still have every one of them) or the roses he would send me on random days?

We are the corny couple always finishing each other's sentences and creeping each other out when we say what the other was thinking.

I remember growing up and wondering what my future husband would be like. I never imagined anyone so perfect for me. I know it sounds corny, but we really do complete each other. I cannot imagine my life without him.

Our wedding was a simple, country wedding. I even wore cowboy boots under my dress. This was actually my surprise to my husband because they were Alabama boots. He is an Auburn fan, so that was my laugh to everyone. I waited until right before our wedding kiss to show him and asked him "You still want to marry me?". Obviously, he said yes.

I did not walk down the aisle to the traditional wedding march. Instead I walked down to When I Say I Do by Matthew West. I am in love with the lyrics.


There must be a God, I believe it's true.
Cause I can see His love, when I look at you.
And He must have a plan for this crazy life.
Because He brought you here and placed you by my side.

chorus:

And I have never been so sure of anything before,
Like I am in this moment here with you
Now for better or for worse are so much more than only words
And I pray everyday will be the proof
That I mean what I say when I say 'I do'
Yeah I mean what I Say when I say 'I do'

You see these hands you hold, will always hold you up

When the strength you have just ain't strong enough
And what tomorrow brings, only time will tell
But I will stand by you in sickness and in health

Cause I have never been so sure of anything before

Like I am in this moment here with you
And now 'for better or for worse'
Are so much more than only words
And I pray every day will be the proof
That I mean what I say when I say 'I do'
Yeah I mean what I say when I say

Take my hand and take this ring

And know that I will always love you through anything.

And as the years march on like a beating heart

I will live these words 'til death do us part'

Cause I have never been so sure of anything before

Like I am in this moment here with you
And now for better or for worse
Are so much more than only words
And I pray everyday will be the proof
That I mean what I say when I say 'I do'
Ya I mean what I say when I say 'I do'




I am so blessed to spend forever with this man. I cannot describe the love I feel for him. Not only is he an amazing husband, but I am so proud of the father he is to our daughter and the obvious love he has for Barrett. I hear people all the time say that men don't connect with a baby until they are born. Maybe that is true for some men, but when it comes to my husband it was the complete opposite. My husband is not one to cry, but I saw tears in his eyes when my daughter was born. I saw the immense love he had for our son when we were coping with the fact that we had let him go.

Sometimes tragedy unfortunately tears relationships apart, but I have experienced the complete opposite. My husband and I buried a child. It was the hardest thing we ever faced together, and we did so at a young age and in a new marriage. We went from honeymoon, to baby bliss, to a broken world. But our love for each other only grew stronger.


I have always loved my husband, but I can honestly say I love him more each day. The day Barrett was born I saw just how much in love with him my husband already was, I fell head over heels in love with him all over again. In the midst of the pain, I couldn't help but notice the wonderful love of my best friend and my better half.


 Thank you for all you do--your support, your encouragement, your love for our family. I am so incredibly blessed to call you mine :)








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