FC: Our Story...
3: To the love of my life. God has blessed me more through you than I could have ever asked for or expected. Thank you for daily enriching my life and continually challenging me to always pursue excellence in all aspects of my life. I look forward to growing old with you.
4: It all started at a soccer field. I thought I was going to go play soccer with a friend and you thought you were going as moral support. Little did we know, we would be meeting the person we would spend the rest of our lives with. | We ran into each other at school and friend's houses, but we were both too preoccupied to think anything more of each other.
5: It wasn't until January of 2008 that God would bring our paths together in a completely unexpected way. I can still remember my heart skipping a beat the first day of class when I walked in and realized that you would be in my class. Imagine my surprise (and how close my heart came to stopping) when I realized that we would also be sharing two other classes together!! I was so excited to be able to have a reason to talk to you, but I still had no clue just how important you would eventually become in my life.
6: The next couple of weeks revolved around school:: figuring out what was important about animal nutrition, harassing each other in biochem lab, and trying to understand what Dr. Mazzachiodi was saying about nicotinic receptors. Eventually, we made it official, and went on our first date to Olive Garden. Over bread sticks and salad, I kept pinching myself in disbelief. I couldn't believe that I was sitting across the table from the man of my dreams!
7: We have been inseparable since that first date. Our relationship was tested early when I got bit by a dog on a run. We spent many hours at the hospital, but it turned out to be a great time for us to grow as a couple. It was during this time that I first considered you as someone I could spend the rest of my life with. | I had so much fun exploring Corpus Christi with you. I loved our long days in the sun at the beach where we staked our claim on mile marker 215. We checked out new places, cheered on the Hooks, and committed our relationship to God at Bay Area Fellowship.
8: I remember the first time I told you I loved you at 215, and it wasn't long before we were talking about the rest of our lives. | Even though there were a few minor hiccups in the surprise department, you were determined to propose to me on your terms. When you took me to the sea wall and asked, I couldn't believe it!
9: February 15, 2009 at The Oasis Austin, Texas
10: We were off to Hawaii for our honeymoon. We were reminded of just how greatly we were blessed to have each other, and how lucky we were to to be at our favorite place- on the beach...
13: I cannot begin to tell you how much my life has been made better through you. I truly enjoy our times together. I love being goofy with you, I love being serious with you, I love just being with you. Thank you for all you do and who you are!
14: Now, here we are in Bryan/College Station, Texas. I know these haven't been your favorite years so far, but I am reminded daily of just how blessed we are and how much God is in control of our lives. We have grown up and grown together so much since being married. Thank you for your support in all I do (even when you show me how much you love me by letting me make you dinner).
15: I am so very proud of you. You have pushed through a lot of hard situations. I know that what you are going through seems like it is insurmountable sometimes, but that is the beauty of our marriage. God knew how much we would need support, love and encouragement to get through life. Know that I am always here for you and will do anything for you!
16: Can I tell you again how much I LOVE that we are both in the medical field?! And it's not a competition or anything, but I look way cuter in my onesie and my patients don't talk back.
18: We have reached the end of this part of the story. I hope that you have enjoyed remembering it as much as I have enjoyed putting it down on paper and with pictures. I am happy to know that there will be many more stories to tell before all is said and done...
19: Love you more than I could ever say!
20: I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend Lucky to have been where I have been Lucky to be coming home again Lucky we're in love every way Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed Lucky to be coming home someday