I knew i was going to share this story this week.
But who would have thought that
our little cousin Chelsea was getting engaged!
She is not so little anymore, she is a beautiful woman of god:)
We are so happy for her and Justin!
Go and read her blog and story its beautiful!
Which push me to write our(James&i)love story
I just wish we had pictures to capture OUR MOMENT:)
12yrs ago on December 25th James asked me to be his wife!
aahhh i remember...
I remember him asking me to go for a walk it was cold and snow was everywhere and beautiful outside.
Which is usually the case in Minnesota:)
To be honest i wanted to say no.
We were visiting at family friends house and
i thought well it would be kind of rude to leave the house..
and its cold!!!...:)
Eventually i said yes and of on our walk we went
He seemed to have a lot on his mind and i had no idea
what was going on with him
See James is a thinker and even then i knew he needed time to process and
then share whats on his heart. I was starting to feel nervous wondering if what he
was going to tell me was bad or good
And then we stopped walking and he pulled out a letter and started to read
a letter to me
i honestly just remember him reading such beautiful words.
I don't remember if he was kneeling or standing yet but then i heard the words
"i don't just think i could spend the rest of my life with you, i know
i couldn't spend it without you."..marry me
Yes i said YES!
|There's the letter i keep on my dresser mirror:)And the picture above it i was pregnant|
with the twins our very 1st year of marriage!! CRAZY
We were both kids really! I knew i wanted to marry this Iowa boy who captured my heart. I wanted to begin my life right away with him. No matter how naive that may sound at heart James&I just wanted
to start OUR life together and right away to embark on this amazing journey called LIFE.
Our love story has been one of great trials but great success.
We had to grow up together. Each of us has had to push through some ugly things in our lives.
We had to learn to pray for each other and pray together...it really has made all the difference!
I am not rose coloring my story at all. Truly i had to learn that James is not my superman..God is!!!
He is not there to make me happy. He is not perfect. I had to learn to be happy with who i am and what i am doing in life and with Gods help i can and i am on that road:)
Listen after 12yrs together we are still madly in love! By the grace of god!
We had to learn to forgive each other. Give grace. Romance and dating is a priority.
Marriage is work..but the payoff is wonderful especially when you've invested in each other.
But back to my story;)
Our family had this tradition of going to a movie Christmas night and that night we went
to see The Green Mile.
I'll never forget how magical
and amazing that night was
Precious memories. I was on cloud 9 for real!!
There is nothing like being in love
I read my cousins blog today and i felt overwhelmed with so many emotions.
But most of all i felt Love. God has so much in store for them.
Their journey is just in its beginning stages. So exciting!
I just want to say, treasure all these moments,days..
you'll look back and see how far
you've both come. And i pray & hope that many kids later :)
He will still be the only man in the world who captures your heart!!
with much love, this girls journey