It was pouring rain outside the moment I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Nate.
It was also the absolute worst day of my 20-year-old life to that point. Pouring rain, fights with friends, bad grades and more – all came to a head on that one day. On my way home from the gym I hit a pothole in the rain and my tire blew up. I called him.
And he came to help.
It was then that I realized I could count on him to love me and take care of me, and that I wanted to spend my days loving and taking care of him. In the pouring rain outside of the Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas.
The other day, over a decade later he did the same thing – came to my aid in the freezing cold when my car wouldn’t start and saved the day again. I was reminded of that moment when it hit me who I wanted to grow old with, the man that I’ve been married to for 8 years now today.
Our first dance was to Jack Johnson’s “Better Together” and the truth in that song title is still present today. Looking back at all we’ve been through in the past 8 years has been pure joy dotted with hard times, but we’ve made it through celebrating our love for God and our love for one another the whole time. Not perfectly, but then again perfection isn’t the goal. Love is.
Nate, every time I say I couldn’t love you more you show me that there could never be limits to my love for you. You are beyond what I ever could have imagined for my life, and I am so thankful for you. You are my favorite person on this planet, a blessing beyond belief. The best father I could ever imagine for our children. A man after my heart, even after 8 years, 3 pregnancies, 7 houses, 3 cities and countless crazy episodes on my end. I love you my sweet husband!