Let me start by saying…I know there are some serious gaps in the story and BELIEVE me, I am going to fill you in. Since you last heard from me, I sort of, kind of, well…most definitely got married. Jonathan proposed on New Years Eve at one of our friends homes. We had been over there ringing in the new year with games, food, and lots of fun and he took advantage of the moment to make 2021 start off with a bang. Apart from breaking one very important rule…like making sure I look halfway decent when he proposed…he managed to pull off a surprise, and honestly, it was perfect. We decided that we had waited long enough to meet each other and didn’t want to spend too much time planning a wedding so we put things in high gear and got married on April 10th. Our wedding will always be one of the best days of my life. It was PURE PERFECTION and I could not have asked for anything else. My dad married us outside under the cutest gazebo in front of our closest friends and family. We danced and laughed and said I DO and have been living the newlywed life for nearly a month now. I can’t help but cry every time I see our photos because it really was a symbolic day and I get to visibly see the Lord’s promise come to pass. He promised me that my husband was coming and he would be here by years end and He was right on time. The Lord kept his word and I am so thankful that He is always a man of His word. Enjoy a few photos below from our special day (shout out and photo credit to our incredible photographer @seizethevisual).
We took our honeymoon immediately after our wedding–we traveled to Gatlinburg and spent time in the cutest cabin in the mountains. We ate incredible food, went to a theme park, explored Cades Cove, and just enjoyed the beginning of our new life. Our adventures have continued since getting home as well–we bought a camper and I went on my first camping trip. It was a lot of fun…but no one told me that hot water is limited and that my 30 minute showers are not happening in a camper with a 6 gallon hot water tank…ugh. Regardless, I am so stinking excited for all the new experiences I am getting to have with Jonathan. We have another camping trip planned and have been working on home renovations too.
Marriage has been an adjustment though. It’s hard to mesh two lives together with people who have lived so independently for so many years. However, I am embracing my new role as a wife and getting inspired to cook new meals and keep the house clean…making sure he knows how loved and adored he is. He is doing the same for me. He is such a hard worker and is so attentive to me. There has not been one moment where I have felt anything less than beyond loved and cherished. I will never get over him coming up behind me while I am cooking in the kitchen and just embracing me, or the million laughs a day due to his incredible sense of humor, or waking up everyday with the sweetest kiss on my forehead as he goes off to work. I know that marriage is not always rainbows and butterflies…but I think it’s the high moments that fuel you through the challenging times and I am so blessed to have a marriage that has banked so many high moments. The best has yet to come.
I think you are all caught up now on all that has transpired since you last heard from me. I am shifting my blog in a slightly new direction so I hope you are ready for the journey. I will see you back here in two weeks.
To my husband,
Thank you for each and everyday that I have spent with you. These have been some of the greatest days of my life and I look forward to the lifetime we have together. I appreciate every little thing that you do day-in-and-day-out. You have made every effort possible in meshing me into your life and making it our own. I feel so loved, so cherished, and so blessed by you. I thank the Lord daily for creating you for me…it is an honor to be your wife. I know that there will be tough days ahead because that’s just part of it, but I rest confident in knowing that we have what it takes to fight through it all. I love you, babe. While I don’t know if you fully understand the depth of that love, I am the lucky one who gets to spend the rest of our lives showing you.
Love, Your Wife