S: OUR LIFE TOGETHER
FC: Our Life Together
3: You gave me the idea to create a book for you as well. The one that you made for me was honestly one of the best gifts that I have ever received. I wanted to make a book for you that goes through our (in the scheme of things) brief life together so far. We have had so many "firsts" and will have many many more. This is nothing extravagant, but I hope it will move you as much as your gift did me. The other reason I wanted to create this book is to explain the other parts of your Christmas present. Through the pages, you will find the pictures of the other gifts and why I selected those to give you. But, also note that this is only the beginning for us........ MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE I LOVE YOU
4: How we met was interesting by itself. When I first heard that you would be moving down to SC from NY, something felt right.. I saw your picture and then we began to talk over the computer while you were finishing up college. They say that you just "know" when you meet the one you are suppose to be with the rest of your life. I felt that way from day one. Call it being nervous; or maybe it was God's way of telling me that you were my angel sent from above to help me along life's journey. Either way, you were the best thing that has happened to me and are my better half. We were friends for a little while, but really, who were we kidding? We were made to be together. It was God's will that brought us together from such a long distance. I knew you were the one for me, and I was pretty confident that you were feeling the same way. I had a plan to ask your father for his blessing, but had to plan carefully. The distance as well as actually catching your parents alone is a difficult task. | On a trip to NY, I found a brief time so that I could ask your parents for their blessing. I had a ring that was already picked out, waiting for the right moment. They both said yes, which made me the happiest man in the world. Little did I know what was to come........ We went to the beach in August just like we have before, but this trip would change our lives forever. Once on the beach taking a walk at night, the ring hidden in my pocket; I placed a towel on the sand so that we could listen to the waves and look at the stars. I was so nervous and did not know quite what to say. I spoke from the heart and asked you to marry me while at the same time, opening the box containing the ring. You said YES, and that was when my life again changed for the better. Because of you, my life has changed so much and all in good ways. Everyone was so excited over the news. But, I think they were really ready for the party that would soon come!
5: Your Girls... | Everything is set! | My Guys...
6: AND PARTY WE DID!
8: The rest of this book is explaining the other parts to your Christmas gift. These pieces represent one step in our life together. I could not imagine taking these steps with anyone else. You are "My All."
9: They say you know when you meet the one that you will be with the rest of your life, and I believe it to be true. This piece of your present represents us meeting and falling in love. | Once we fell in love, the proposal on the beach and wedding followed. We have shared this same embrace so many times in our lives, and there will be many many more.
10: We enjoyed each other and being married for a couple of years and then decided it was time to expand our family. The decision did not take us long to make and I will never forget that Thanksgiving Day when | we found out that Mikaela would join us. This piece represents a major step in our lives and one that will bring us happiness and joy forever.
11: August 06, 2010 That is the day that our little angel came to us. We have always had our house, but when Mikaela Elise was born, she was brought HOME to a family full of love. | As she grows and gets older, there will be many things that change. However, one thing will always remain constant; a mother's and father's love for their child.
12: As we look back with fond memories... | Let the future shine brighter and our love for each other continue to grow.......
13: Knowing you and loving you has made me the happiest man in this world. I love you with all of my heart, and now you have given me another angel to have and to hold. I hope that this little book has explained why I chose those particular pieces to give to you. They represent something important happening in our lives together thus far. I cannot wait to see how we add to the collection in the future! One of my favorite things is when we are in church, now with Mikaela, and the Lord's Prayer is being spoken. Before it begins, we always find a way to hold hands and speak those sacred words. together. That has been something that we have been doing from day one. With God, anything and everything is possible. With you, I have my partner, my best friend, my angel.............my wife. God has blessed us so much over these few years with a wonderful family, friends and now with our first child. He will continue to bless us as His will is done. There will be times when things are hard and there does not seem to be a way out. But, all we need to do is take each other's hand, pray, and what will be, will be. You had a quote that I read that is so true: " The Will of God will not lead you where the Grace of God cannot keep you."
14: The moment that I met you I knew it had to be, I had found the woman who would be my destiny. With the beauty of an angel you stole my heart away, now you're the first thing on my mind when I awake each day. As a woman you're the blessing who taught me how to find the very best within myself and now that blessing's mine. To comfort and protect you rest assured I will be there and forever be so thankful for the love that we two share.
15: I love you