When I became a Christian in high school, I remember praying very specifically for my future husband. In my small group we studied a book called, “Falling In Love With Jesus: Abandoning Yourself to the Greatest Romance of Your Life.” One of the most outstanding lessons I learned was that the desires on my heart for a husband were there for a reason; they had been etched into the very seams of who I was by our precious Lord. So, I prayed and I prayed for that man…whoever and wherever he was. I prayed for his heart, for his relationship with the Lord, his life, his purity and for my heart to know that it was him whenever that moment came. I believed with everything in me that one day, hopefully sooner than later, I would find the one man God created for me and I for him. Sure, you may not agree with me or have different feelings about the topic of love, but this was something I knew in my heart was true.
Fast forward five years through meaningless relationships, heart ache and plenty of mistakes and then, in walks Matt C. It was completely unexpected, but all it took was one date. I was hooked. We had more chemistry than a science geek on crack and I couldn’t get enough. He was handsome, kind, full of life, he made me laugh (constantly) and best of all, he loved the Lord.
On October 17, 2010, after two beautiful years of blissful dating, we tied the knot. Well, it wasn’t all blissful. We made sure we asked a zillion questions about everything under the sun, THEN we tied the knot.
So, this is a tribute to my husband, Matthew. He is the man I prayed for since my teenage years, but he is so much more. He is love. He is warmth. He is protection. He is my encourager. He is my best friend and I daily thank the Lord for bringing him into my life. This weekend we celebrate one year of marriage and honestly, I would never have imagined it to be this wonderful. Matty, thank you.
Tonight I made a beautiful (and nourishing, duh) dinner and tomorrow we will head down to La Jolla for a couple of days. We are looking forward to some relaxation with plenty of fun activities thrown in there. Any ideas on San Diego activities? Leave a comment and let us know!
This year rocked my world, but what will next year bring? Hey! I know what you’re thinking and no, there will be no baby this year…God willing. 😉
Our phenomenal photographer was Josselyn Peterson. Check out more of her work at blog.josselynpeterson.com!