Dating a year you learn so much about yourself. I know Nick has qualities that drive us insane. They say we marry our fathers. Not that I am getting married soon, but Nick is a lot like my Dad in his ambition to succeed, his faith, his kindness... as well as his impatience and stubborness! I have learned a lot as well to work on myself like spending money, selfishness, Only Child Syndrome, stubborness... we all have our pros and cons. In one year we have been through so much. We have both lost two grandparents each, I've lost a best friend to death, I've lost a job, I've gained a job, He's gained a career almost to lose it to the economy, I've gotten a new car, My Dad has gotten new teeth, We've been to five weddings, We've traveled all over the place and we've tried to find a church home. All of these things are huge things to me. I kept wondering if maybe God was telling me if I didn't leave this kid He would keep striking me... but, a wise woman told me maybe God was showing me if we can face this stuff and make it then we can walk through fire into the sunshine.
These are some of my favorite moments of the past year of just us:
I dragged him to my family reunion. This just reminds me of the fun we had with my young cousins on the porch.