3 years ago today I met my hubby. You heard that right, we didn't start dating 3 years ago. We met. (and have now been happily married for almost 16 months)
It was a Friday and I had started interning at his company that previous Monday. He said I had walked by his office few times (unbeknownst to me) and knew he wanted to meet me. He came into my office towards the end of the day and asked a silly question about printing powerpoints. Here I am, over-achieving, honor student, pulled up powerpoint and tried to help solve his problem. I look back and think about how dumb it must have looked haha.
And the rest is history.
Jon and I became fast friends. We found ourselves opening up to each other in ways neither of us had ever done before. His childhood, relationship problems, our inner most fears and desires...I kept thinking "wow I am telling him things no one knows about me and he could be a total nut job."
YOLO= You Only Live Once
I was dating someone else when I first met Jon. Gasp. Remember I said when I met Jon. Our friendship was blossoming and I just needed to know. What I loved about Jon was his love for the Lord and little did we know, we each started praying for clarity about our friendship. I saw something in him. Something I never had in a friend or boyfriend. I can't put my finger on what it was but in all honesty, I thought about Jon being my husband after knowing him for a week. I feel so lucky that the Lord answered my prayers. He led me to Jon.
It broke my heart to break someone else's but this is my life we are talking about. My forever! At one point I found myself asking God to take Jon away from me so I didn't have to hurt someone else. I thought I could be OK in this life. Maybe I could make myself stay happy? And I don't know where this strength came from but I left all I ever knew and took a chance with Jon. And he took a chance with me.
Do you ever start thinking about your past and a decision you made and think 'wow I am so glad I followed my heart?' or 'what if I hadn't?'. I get a frog in my throat thinking about if I hadn't taken a leap of faith and trusted the Lord's signs, it makes me sick to my stomach.
Jon and I are huge believers in things happening for a reason and that's because our marriage is based on our trust and devotion to the Lord's plan. It's funny because I really try to preach following your heart and asking for guidance to friends and family and when I first heard the song YOLO, I thought it was brilliant. Okay minus all the N words, curse words and the demeaning of women, you are left with the chorus- You Only Live Once.
My life is so much greater and more fulfilling than I could have ever imagined it could be. Jon is more than I ever though I deserved in a husband. And my marriage is something I treasure and thank the Lord for everyday.
I love this picture of us. I feel like it symbolizes our relationship from day 1. Walking into a new life together. With grace shining down on us.