Our Love Story: Part One

When I start to write our love story and all its perfect intricacies, I'm always reminded of this day two years ago and the days leading up to it. July 25th was the wedding of a dear friend in Washington whose story and love story, in every way reflects her strong faith.

As I sat on the living room floor, listening as she relayed every detail, from how her husband had asked her to lunch after church, to how he proposed, I prayed for my love story to look like hers. My eyes danced from the pom-pom ceiling strings to the paper-mache balloons to my dear friend's smiling face, and I just prayed, hard. I wanted my love story to look like hers in so many ways and for my husband to be a man of strong faith, character and respect. I even distinctly prayed that I would know my husband for the same amount of time, five years as friends, before we were married. This was such a specific part answered, that I knew God wanted to show me He heard, and still hears every part of all of my prayers. 

When I came back from Jess' wedding I felt in my heart that God was leading me somewhere new, and I knew that my prayer was going to be answered soon.

A little less than four later, at another friend's wedding on November 7, 2015, Jacob and I gathered with the rest of the wedding party in the foyer of The Grove. And as we lined up for the processional, it was the first time we saw each other in five years...

Part Two coming soon!

* This is an image of the communion table styled by the bride's mother (and my second mom:)

Savoring Every Moment

Time flies when you're having fun and savoring every moment of life, then when you stop to write it all down...a year passes. Jacob and I went from engaged, to wed, and now here we are almost eight months married! Life has been more beautiful and filled with happiness than I ever imagined it could be, and I am continually pointed to the verse in Psalm 23, 'my cup runneth over.'

In an effort to preserve every memory, I thought I should start from the beginning. Writing our love story is something I started many months ago, it was then I realized I will always have another page to add because we will always be living it. Picking it up again just reminds me of His faithfulness and how I wish I'd written down every prayer along the way, something I've become better about doing now. 

As I fill this blog with stories and adventures of the life that Jacob and I share, I can only hope to inspire you to ask for His blessings upon your life, because when you ask, it will be given. 

 

Speak What is True

The verse Philippians 4:8, has been the current that has moved this year and the end of the last. To speak and seek truth has lead me down the most beautiful path, and happily I share God has revealed the man He made for me to marry. Jacob is every answer to all my spoken, whispered and half-dreamed prayers of my husband and I am forever grateful. 

Jacob is every embodiment of the scripture of love in 1 Corinthians 13:

Love is patient, love is kind, It does not envy, it does not boast, its is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always perseveres.

Xx

Ps. Bethany Erin took our portraits and this one is my favorite