Whelp--today marks three years being married to my best friend, my soul-mate, my other half, better half and love of my life! We've been to hell and back and have come out stronger, more appreciative and more in love each day. I truly don't know what I did right in this world to gain the love of such an amazing man. I've never met anyone with a bigger heart, a more caring spirit, more dedicated and hardworking, sensitive, loving and genuine--I'm proud to call him mine forever. He works his Monday-Fridays away 8 to 5 and then spends his weekends shooting weddings with me--yes, because he loves photography of course; but because he loves me too and it makes me happy. He works so hard to provide for his family--to make sure we are comfortable and content, which I believe is a rare and admirable trait. He is a true gentleman (sadly, so very rare to find these days). There has never been a time or day that he has not opened the door for me--car door, house door, restaurant door--even when I'm mad at him and try to open the car door and shut it quickly, he re-opens and shuts it to spite me--god love that smartass :) So yes, of course we argue! Things aren't all roses and sunshine all the time--we're complete opposites that balance perfectly with a little bickering along the way ;) I married a chick for goodness sakes; sweet and sensitive and I'm as stubborn as an ox--he deserves an award for putting up with me, truly. I must say, Zoe Grant is the one person who knows the ins and outs of our marriage better than anyone--she stays the night and wakes up to our banter, comical bickering, parenting, laughing and loving--she knows the truth of 'us' behind closed doors. Knowing all of our flaws, she still says 'I love your love' and ' you aren't like other couples, I can't wait to find a love like yours'--hearing this from someone who knows the truth makes my heart overflow with gracious happiness. We've made it. We're blessed. We're head over heels in love.
Brian skateboarded in to my life at ODU, swept me off my feet with his grandma car, dimples and genuine nature--when I heard 'Let me love you down' by INJO play over the speakers from his ipod; I knew I was in it for the long haul :) Hearing him talk to his mother on the phone and tell her he loved her--I remember thinking, what I would give to hear him say those words to me--a mere two to three days later, he did (there's still an argument on the number of days and who said it first ;) ) I believe with my whole heart he was sent to me when I needed him most. I'm a firm believer that you have to go through the 'shit' to get to the good stuff, to appreciate the good stuff (I wish there was a more eloquent way to say it, but it is what it is) I dealt with my fair share of heartache and your typical 'stupid girl' mistakes but it was all worth it in the end. I have to hope and pray, believe that we will have the same feelings about our life, our heartache and our love for each other when its all said and done. Its all worth it. Thank you for being an inspiration in my life. Thank you for making me want to be a better person. Thank you for giving me the two most beautiful daughters; watching you become an exceptional father before my eyes is a gift I'll cherish forever. It's been the hardest year of our life but it has been the best three years of my life just having you by my side. More than anything, thank you for loving me--I'll spend the rest of my days loving you with every ounce of my heart!! Happy Anniversary my honey bunches of oats-- I can't wait to grow old and grey with you <3
ps. please remember this when you open your empty card because there is no way I'm re-writing this ;) Also--all images are thanks to our loves, Andi and Zoe Grant; there from the beginning!
August 8th, 2011--the day I gave birth to our perfect Aubri girl, our angel.
The prettiest, happiest girl in the world.
March 29th, 2013--the day I delivered our saving grace, our Tyler Hope
Our three year anniversary shoot and our first Family session with our 7 week old heaven on earth.
Somehow, you just do whatever you can to make it. I love you Brian Macon thanks for making it with me.