1 Year Ago Today…

… my life changed forever, when Andy and I went on a walk and he gave me a ring. 🙂

Right after Andy proposed
Right after Andy proposed

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since he proposed. So much has happened in the past year. At this time last year, I’d pretty much given up hope that we’d be married by this year. I had no idea that Andy had talked to my parents, let alone bought a ring. It is funny how things can change in a matter of minutes.

One of our engagement pictures
At our beloved Alma Mater. Hark Upon the Gale!

And he really is a picture of Christ to me. Initially reading in Scripture that a marriage relationship should be a picture of Christ and the Church can sound a little crazy, but it is true. One day I was in bad mood and I knew it, so I told Andy to go do something else because I didn’t want to bring him down as well. He responded with something along the lines of, “I won’t leave you, I really don’t mind, I love you.”

Then, it just hit me, like a convicting God-slap (do those happen to you sometimes, too?), that’s how Christ feels about me. As a sinner, I was nothing but horrible to God but he refused to leave me, even to the point of death. Who knew marriage could be so deep?

One of our wedding pictures with our vows printed on it.

I am so thankful for his love, leadership, encouragement, and patience. Especially his patience. Before we were married, I didn’t realize how stubborn I could be. For example, when he wants me to eat vegetables or fruit because he loves me and wants me to be healthy, but I can think of very few things I’d rather do less than eat a piece of fruit.

A special post-wedding fall photo shoot.

Since we’ve been married, I’ve realized that he is the only person I truly let loose around. When it is just the two of us, we really don’t care about being a little ridiculous. Although both of us would claim that we are the normal one. haha.


I love him. The end.

I hope that next year I can also say, “I couldn’t have imagined a year ago that I’d love him as much as I do today.”

Much Love,

3 thoughts on “1 Year Ago Today…”

  1. Wow! What a beautiful post, Sarah. I wish you guys another blissful and exciting year. I’m so glad that I have had the privilege of getting to know you during this past year. I absolutely LOVE these photos, and especially the one with your vows- – how special! See you soon.

  2. Can I just say that your writings are beautiful and touching as well.  U never quite thought of marriage in those terms but now that you’ve said them I could not agree more.  I love my wonderful husband of 50 years in that same way.  Thank you for reminding me of that great blessing.  Happy new year to a special couple.Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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