Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Marry Someone You Love

It sounds so simple doesn't it? Marry someone you love. I mean, getting married & being in love go hand in hand right? Not necessarily. The word "love" gets thrown around in our world so much. Whether it's talking about a sweater at Target or a person we're fond of, we're all "in love."

Love is so much more. 


When I met Andrew, it wasn't "love at first sight." Probably due to the fact that he was starting high school when I was still in elementary (5 year age difference). But over the years, we became friends. Not only did we become friends, we eventually became close friends.

All of a sudden, I found myself realizing I was crushing over a boy who was 23 & I was only 18. Finally, I got up the courage to tell this 23 year old boy that I liked him. He wasn't too quick to respond. Even though I knew he liked me back, it took him about a month to tell me. 

We didn't date right away though. Andrew wanted to be sure he was ready to date someone who was so much younger than him. Eventually he realized it was fine to date me... 

It took us 4 months to finally go on a real date. But during that waiting process, I believe we began to fall in love. I know the exact moment I realized I loved him.


Andrew was playing flag football at the time & I just HAD to go watch him at every single game. I rode with him there & back home. The Sunday before his game though, he sang a song special in church. I missed it because I had to work, so I kept bugging him about how I never heard it. On our way home from the flag football game, I had to go to the restroom really bad so we stopped at a McDonald's. I ran inside while he stayed in the car. When I got back in the car, he had this smile on his face I'll never forget. 

I asked him what he was doing while he pushed "play" on his CD player. He started to sing for me the song he sang in church. While he was singing, that's when I knew. I knew I loved him. I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. And I knew it was going to happen.

Our relationship continued to grow after that. We eventually started dating. And then my dad died about a month into it. I always wondered why my dad died & what "good" was going to come of it. I think because of my dad passing away so unexpectedly, that's when Andrew realized he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me too.


Andrew took care of me. He came over every night & let me cry on him. He was always there for me. He IS always there for me. Our relationship became strong. And I believe it's so strong because of what we've been through together. We learned how to talk to each other. How to be real with each other. And most importantly, how to put each other's needs before our own.

I think that's love.

Love is putting each other first. Love is selfless. Love is kind. Love is pure. Love is work. It hasn't always been easy, but it's been so worth it. 

I got married to Andrew last year... I can definitely say, I'm married to the one I love. And I'm forever thankful for him.


  1. Y'all have quite the amazing relationship! I wish you so much happiness together!

    Emma | Seeking the South

  2. ALL THE FEELINGS! I love this so much! Being married to someone you love is the best!


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