I thought about taking the time tonight to write it all out.
How we met at a dance while he was dressed up as Julio Iglesias singing "To all the girls I've loved before", how we fell in love very quickly over a 6week period of dating. How I felt in my heart so strongly I should marry him but also felt strongly I wanted to serve a mission for my church.
Breaking up, we went our separate ways and had a 2yr absence from each others life. No speaking, no writing. I thought he'd moved on.
It was a matter of 4wks after returning home that we stared dating again ........we quickly realized that AGAIN we were falling in love with each other.
I had MANY spiritual experiences where the Lord told me Steve would be my Eternal Companion (and this was in the first 4 weeks before he even asked me out on a date!).
Those experiences have carried us through 9yrs of marriage. When things have gotten tough, I have ALWAYS reflected on those experiences and cannot deny that the Lord brought us together. TWICE.
We were married 5.5 mos from the time I got home from my mission on Feb. 14, 2003.
We never did anything but Kiss before we got married:) he was ALWAYS so respectful, so strong....so that we could be married in the Temple of our God. It was hard (who am I kidding? lol), but we did it, and I'm so glad we did:)
I love this Man. He is my everything. He has changed my life and though we are polar opposites, we love each other.
I admire SO many things about him. His work ethic, his fathering and parenting skills, his love for "his girls", his humor, his MIND...he is BRILLIANT. I just adore him and feel so grateful to have had him by my side the last 9yrs. We started out with next to Nothing and have built a beautiful life together. It has been fun to celebrate in all our accomplishments together along the way. We have a long way to go, but we work together so well:)
There are so many beautiful and intricate details in our love story that it would take me an hour or 2 to write it out..but I'd rather go snuggle with him on the sofa...Sorry Guys!! Maybe another time I'll TRY to put on paper what is so special and sacred in my heart.
Here are some photos we snapped yesterday...
I love you Stevie.
Happy Valentines everyone:)