Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Jon and I have known each other for 10 years (though we can't agree on exactly when we met). We were friends for a year, dated for 6 months or so, engaged for 10 months (9 years ago tomorrow), and married for 8 years! We've taught Sunday School together, led worship in nursing homes, gone on mission trips with groups and by ourselves, gone camping, enjoyed road trips, written letters, been silly, been serious, had fights, made up, grown up. We've had two beautiful boys together, learned that parenting is hard, leaned on each other, depended on God, prayed together, worshiped together.

Every big event that warrants a post like this,  I cringe to write it. When I think of how much I love Jon, and *how much* he loves me, there are no words. I can't describe to you the daily self-sacrifice that Jon does for me, and how he shows me that he loves me every day. I can't describe to you what security he gives me, how much I lean upon his steadfastness. Besides some killer eyes and that whole tall/dark/handsome combination, Jon's love for the Lord is what attracted me to him in the first place, and it has never faltered.

Jon, you are my sexy man of God, and I love you! Happy Valentine's Day.


  1. Teehee, your sexy man of God! I HELPED WITH THE PROPOSAL! It was my expert placement of rose petals that really sent you over the edge, right?
    Love the two of you and the wonderful couple and friends that you are!

  2. What a great tribute! I hope thirty, forty years from now you can still say the same!

  3. Awwwwwwww, I love this photo and your words. You two are so cute. Love you both!

  4. Hmmm I told you he was worth waiting for (Wanda)!