what marriage has taught me - part 3

I married the greatest man I've ever known. Everyday I realize it a little more and more.  I'm extremely blessed.  One lucky girl.

Our Story -- It wasn't love at first sight, or some "I know I'm going to marry this man" kind of meeting.  We met at church in college, and immediately clicked.  We dated for a couple months that summer.  With it being summer, we spent a lot of time together and got to know each other well (or so we thought).  But it just wasn't our time.  We both knew it.  It wasn't life shaking, it was a simple summer fling that came to an end.

It wasn't until a year later, that I ended up accepting a job working for the same campus at LifeChurch.tv that he was the Worship Pastor.  We were the only single people on our small staff, and we quickly became friends again.  We spent every waking moment together.  Over the course of 8 months, he became my best friend.  It was during that time, that I gave my heart to my first love.  A heart that had been broken, tattered and bruised.  I turned to Jesus, the only one who could really make it whole.  When I allowed Him to make me whole, I realized that my 2nd love had been right there beside me the whole time.

It happened fast.  We dated for 2 months.  Got engaged.  Got married 7 months later.  February 29, 2008.

I am who I am because of this man.  I have learned more about myself in the past 3 years than in my entire life.  I opened up.  I became the REAL ME that God created me to be.  I am so grateful to him for that.  He encourages me to be the best I can be, and will support me in anything and everything I desire to do and be.

So if marriage has taught me anything, it's that I married the greatest person I've ever known.

As we celebrate that wonderful day we became one, I fall more and more in love with him.  The past two years have been incredible, and I am so excited about a life ahead with my best friend.