Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Love is in the air...

Since it's getting close to Valentine's Day, I thought it would be a good time to post about the "L" word ;)
I don't brag enough about my hubby and I blog a lot about our little man, but I am very blessed with such a wonderful man who loves the Lord, loves me unconditionally and works so hard for our little family!  As much as I hate to admit this, I am not always the greatest wife or the easiest person to live with.  But he tells me I am the best wife ever (which just proves that love truly is blind ;)  I can be in the grumpiest mood and he will hug me and tell me how much he loves me.  And even though as a stay-at-home mom I spend many of my days in sweats and tee-shirts with barely any makeup on, he tells me that I'm beautiful.  It's those little things that remind me of how lucky I am to have him for a husband!
For our first Valentines Day in 2004, he gave me a cd with a song he wrote for me recorded on it.  I had the song played at our wedding reception 16 months later ;)  The chorus says
"You leave me breathless I can't speak, sometimes I can't even breathe.  You mean the whole world to me.  And I mistake life for a dream, but I am not asleep, you are my reality.  I'm breathless."
I love the words to that song and it reminds me of how much he loved me even then.  We had not been dating that long when he wrote that song for me, but he loved me from the beginning.  My dad told me that Jeff won my heart with his love for me.  I think that is so true.  When Jeff and I first met and became friends, I didn't have romantic feelings for him but he was so sweet to me and truly cared about me and that is what made me love him. 
Two months later, he proposed.  I felt like the luckiest girl in the world when he gave me this ring
I now wear 3 rings on my finger symbolizing our engagement, marriage and five year anniversary.  I still can't believe how fast the time has flown by. 
This year we will celebrate our 8th Valentine's Day together.  I hope God gives us 80 more ;)

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  1. Very Sweet Post! Jeff is an amazing man. I love to listen to him speak about his Bible knowledge. He knows so much, but makes it so easy for me to understand. You are truly blessed, but so is he. Ya'll are definitely one of my favorite couples to be around!

  2. Awe, Vic! You are so sweet :)
    And Christie, thank you for your sweet comment! I am definitely the lucky one and yes we are blessed. We don't have a perfect marriage (as no one does) but we know that we were made for each other and God has been SO good to us!

  3. I forgot to mention,...and came all the way back here to do so....GREAT ring shot!!

  4. Ha! Thank you :) I actually wasn't too happy with it and told myself that I need a macro lens to get a good ring shot ;) I think I just really want a macro...

  5. You guys are freakin adorable! My fiancee and I have been together for a long time too... ten years! He proposed on our 10 year anniversary of dating this past May. Isn't it great to be so loved?

  6. oh yeah and I agree, those shots are beautiful!

  7. Thank you, Desi! :) And congrats on the engagement!!!


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