Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A heart full of happy

I would just like to say how thankful I am for David Carl. It's not special date on the calendar or momentous occasion; I'm just grateful for a sweet fiancee and feel like sharing. In the 20 months we have officially been together, we've only spent 7 of it living in the same city- and it's not for the faint of heart. Yet, despite working hard and studying for PT school and exhausting most of his energy attempting to do well there, the guy still works hard to pursue me and let me know that I am loved.

A little over 3 years ago, some guy ran past me in his boxers, holding a machete and wearing pantyhose over his head. I'm marrying that crazy guy in 8 months. Just thinking about wedding planning right now in the midst of all these classes gives me a huge headache, but I'm thrilled to walk alongside him in the process of life- no matter how busy we both get.

When we first began the whole long-distance thing over a year ago, walking away from the airport, I felt entirely uncertain of why I was letting myself get into such a "hard" thing. I reassured myself that "the Lord will fulfill His purpose for me" (Psalm 138:8), no matter what that entailed. I literally uttered that Psalm to myself every 5 minutes for the first month we spent apart. I prayed that the Lord would give us the obedience necessary to follow wherever He might lead us, fully acknowledging that He would fulfill each of our purposes as He saw fit.

Now we're here, waiting for May 19 with eagerness, and I'm thankful that the Lord has been faithful to show me that I must rely on Him rather than any man on earth. D has made it easy to delight in my Savior first, and he is so selfless, and that just gives me a heart FULL of happy!

I'm excited for the next 8 months and for the years of marriage we will have after that, Lord willing! Love you, D :)

...and the mushy-gushy post ends now.


  1. congrats!

    loved the mushy post:))))) ya'll are TOO cute!

    hey, check out the latest update on my blog from blake in africa:)

  2. I love you. I am definitely getting the better deal between both of us in marrying you. Lucky me :)

  3. So happy for both of you ! Love this post :)