Saturday, February 25, 2012

Enagagement Anniversary

7 years ago on this day was one of the most thrilling, surprising days of my life!
Marc popped the question to me! During our 1 1/2 years of dating, Marc liked for things to be on his time and for us not to spend too much time together. He liked lots of balance with us, friends and such, so I went with it, even though I would have rather spent every waking moment with him. Obviously that would not have been healthy.
A couple of weeks before he proposed he told me he loved me, which made me go mute for several minutes. I was in complete shock. I thought he wouldn't tell me that til we got married. Seriously, he was very hard to read and very mysterious. He always kept me guessing for some reason...! My mom was very afraid he was going to break my heart someday, which would have been tragic because I fell deeply in love with him from the moment I first laid eyes on him {side note: that was my freshmen year in the library while studying for a final, I'll never forget how "dreamy" he looked}. I know, I won't be mad if you roll your eyes, I'm just a hopeless romantic.
So all of that to say, I definitely did not expect a proposal for a very long time, and was very shocked when it did happen. It was one of the most memorable days of my life, along with my wedding and getting saved :).
It is still by far one of my favorite stories to tell. If you haven't heard it or would like to read about it, I
wrote it all out 2 years ago on this blog here:

 engagement present

engagement pictures

I think we look so young in those pics. Man, infertility sure ages you and makes you fat. Boo.
I seriously can't believe we are coming up on our 7 year wedding anniversary. Time has FLOWN by over these past few years.
I know I say this a lot, but I'm so thankful for Marc. He puts up with me and all my crap and loves me unconditionally. He is calming, a voice of reason, discerning, and such a servant. Over the past 2 years our love has grown more than I could have ever imagined. Our relationship is stronger, more grounded and connected. We always say we may not want to have to go through what all we've been through, but we are sure grateful for how close we have become through it all.

For those of you that are still waiting for a man, do not lose hope. I know I felt like there would never be a perfect guy for me out there, but I think that there is. Just wait on God's timing {I know exactly what that statement means and feels like, and I know it gets old} but faithfully pray for your mate that you may or may not know. Infertility has given me a sensitivity for anyone that is waiting on something and no matter how you look at it, it's just not easy being patient.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 


Lindsay said...

Love this post! Happy Engagement Anniversary!