I am still so grateful for that day in (hot) July when we went on our first date. I remember opening the door to my bachelorette pad. He was even better looking than in the tiny little picture I'd seen of him. I think I remember even (dorkily) telling him weeks later, "A 125 x 125 thumbnail just didn't do you justice." Ha!
What had me hooked more than anything though was his kindness. Anyone who knows my husband knows that he's a comedian, always the one to hold court wherever he goes. But, behind the dry and hilarious extrovert lies a man with a heart of gold.
We fell hard and fast and so perfectly (for us) that only God himself could have orchestrated the details. But, isn't that way the best things always happen? When we least expect them?
Thank you for loving me so wholly and unconditionally. Thank you for accepting me for all my faults and shortcomings, and for giving me the grace to be my best self.
Thank you for supporting my career and my ambitions. Thank you for bringing out my best qualities and for loving me in spite of my worst.
Thank you for your faithfulness and for your commitment to "us".
I cannot wait to see you hold our baby girl next month. I think "dad" will be one of your best roles yet, only second to "husband".
I love you.
|Photo of us by Bethany McGhehey|