Today I celebrate an answered prayer.
I started to pray for my future spouse at fourteen. That may seem young to you and it was young.
But from a very young age (obviously) I dreamed of my prince Charming...to feel those butterflies that all those romantic movies gave me with a real person.
As I grew older I desperately wanted someone to love me...
I wanted someone who would take care of me, who loved me for me.
Not what I could give them.
I wrote about how Josh and I met and you can read all that HERE
Today it has been nine years that I said 'I do' to the Love of my life.
We had a whirlwind romance and it swept us up and carried us quickly to the alter
Four months actually from our first date we were on our honeymoon.
I know that there were naysayers, and I know that some had doubts.
That is okay.
Because Josh and I knew we were meant to be. We knew God put us together.
We have went through some really tough stuff.
We have lost jobs... friends... our babies...
We have been victorious and gained better jobs... our precious son... greater relationships
But here we are on the other side of our trials and joys and we stand strong.
Through our greatest trials we have clung on to each other and most importantly we have kept God first.
I pray that my single friends and family find this kind of love that we have.
But be prepared... fight for it... learn... communicate...compromise
Josh is one my greatest blessings. I love him and he is my best friend...
He encourages me in all decisions, he works hard to support his family.
He is gentle but manly all in one.
I kind of adore him.
I love his jokes that usually no one gets to hear
I love the way he pesters me - mostly
I love his bear hugs
I love spirit
I love his commitment to God
He is an amazing daddy.
And after this year I am not taking anything for granted.
I really and truly can say that 14 year old girl back in 1999 got her prince Charming...
Happy Anniversary my Love!! oxoxox