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.

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One of our engagement pictures
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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?

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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.

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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.

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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,
Sarah

3 Comments Add yours

  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. ETandBrenda says:

    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

    1. Sarah F. says:

      Thanks Ms Brenda! Happy New Year to you as well!

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