This was taken before the Homecoming dance in 2007... we were "just friends" at that point, but Jeff flew home from South Carolina to go with me.
Our relationship hasn't always been easy (the long-distance years come to mind), but right from the start it always just felt right. I don't really consider it luck though... it was all a God thing. The way it all played out, the way we fit together, the way we both always felt like we were right where we were supposed to be... those are the biggest blessings I've ever received, and I thank God every day for giving me my amazing husband.
This was in Houston over the 2008-2009 Christmas break. We loved Christmas break during those years... a whole month in the same city used to seem like such a wonderful blessing!
We went skydiving as a joint birthday present to each other in the summer of 2009. We had both wanted to do it for a long time, and we were so excited to do it together. Jeff loved it and would do it again in a heartbeat. I kind of hated it and would be very happy to never do it again. But it's still a lovely memory!
This is the night we got engaged. I was so, so blissfully happy that night. I had just taken the LSAT that morning (and it went well), I was all set to graduate from Texas A&M in a few months with two degrees that were perfect for me, and then Jeff proposed. It was like all my dreams were coming true and all my prayers were being answered all at once. Sometimes I think back on how I felt that night and try to remind myself that I'm currently living in my dream world... it all happened and it's all real and it's all my life. How amazing is that?
Two years ago today, I married my best friend. In a lot of ways, our wedding day didn't feel as huge and important as weddings seem in movies and such. We said our vows, but we had already made those commitments to each other a long time ago. We got dressed up and put those rings on our left hands, but we were still just Jeff and Katie. Even so, it was sacramental and beautiful, and we were surrounded by our family and friends, and it was a day filled with amazing amounts of joy.
Two years later (has it actually been two years already?), I'm even more in love with that man who put a ring on my finger, and I'm even more excited about all the amazing things we have in store in our future. I can't imagine doing it all with anyone else.
"It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."
1 Corinthians 13:7