Tuesday, July 5, 2011

…Loud and Proud

It’s amazing the difference a year makes… I can’t believe that in the past year I have gone from a single “girl” to a married “woman”…from living in Alabama where I grew up and lived my whole life to now living and working in South Carolina… from never imagining I’d even date let alone marry someone in the military to being the wife of a man in the Coast Guard. In the past year I have made friends, lost friends, seen joy and sorrow… rejoiced and had heart break…

But today is the anniversary of a day of GREAT Rejoicing… Exactly one year ago today Justin asked me to be his wife… and although he can’t be here with me to celebrate(he’s still on patrol till the 29th)—I thought I would share some thoughts about how I feel about him and how we have grown over the past year with ya’ll (cause heck—I know that the people who care about us most are the only ones reading this mess hahaha!)



Thank you for asking me to be your wife one year ago today... You changed my life for the better and I do not thank you enough for being the wonderful man that you are! I am so thankful and blessed to have you in my life everyday for the rest of mine! God truly has blessed us more than we are worthy of and I am thankful to see Him in you on  a daily basis! I am proud to be legally bound to you ;) and would choose you again and again... From the first time I ever said YES to a year ago... All the days in between and after--- I will shout it from the rooftops and always and forevers you will be the one I choose to spend my days with! Ask me any ole time, promise I'll say yes again ;)

Love you more now than I did then!!--so much more than you know!

"and I thought I loved you then..." ;)

You are my one and only!



  1. How sweet! My hubby and I got engaged three years ago in August (married two in October). I'll never forget that day. Looking forward to thrifting with you tomorrow!

  2. Thanks Kim! Can't wait to go... my friend Sam and I have been looking forward to it all week!

  3. Hi! I found your blog from Kim of Keller Creative... I'm also a Charleston blogger who was born and raised in Hoover, Alabama!! Wonder if we've crossed paths in B'ham before?? I've been in South Carolina for almost 10 years now because I went to Hoover High and didn't want to go to Auburn or Alabama like all the other 5 billion people in my graduating class, so I went to Clemson! :) You might know some of the 5 billion who went to Univ. of Mont. with you that graduated with me. I'm a new follower and will be adding you to my Charleston bloggers list! :)

  4. Wow I bet we have crossed paths at some point! I went to Pelham! What a small world! Totally agree on the big school thing which is why I ended up at Montevallo... I'll look you up. Thanks for following!