S: The Story of You and Me
BC: You mean the world to me.
FC: Just the beginning...
1: my best friend my joy | Blake and Libby | Est. June 16, 2011 | my supporter my encourager
2: "Sometimes it takes Africa" | I learned about your heart in the mountains of Rwanda. | Where you go, I'll go. Where you stay, I'll stay. When you move, I'll move. I will follow you. Who you love, I'll love. Who you serve, I'll serve. If this life I lose... I will follow you.
3: Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart. I will be found by you. ~Jeremiah 29:12-14~
4: When I go back and think about all that happened in Rwanda and all the hours I spent next to you on a bus asking you questions and listening to the way you talked about serving God, your goals in life, and your relationship with your family, I just kept thinking to myself: "I want someone like him." | It wasn't until a month later when this hope came to be reality. Every single day that I am with you is yet another adventure. I am so blessed to have started my adventures with you in, of all places - Africa. During those long bus rides, God used you to show me the heart that He has for me. He has continued to show Himself through your attitudes, your smile, your steady character, and your immense strength. Thank you for choosing to pursue me and choosing to love and cherish me on a daily basis.
5: AFRICA: | where | it all | began.
6: summer | first date
7: Like a thundercloud without a chance of rain. Or like a stretch of sandy beach without the waves. It's like I'm spinning my wheels down a lonely interstate...me without you. It's a picture perfect sky without the view. It's an empty seat at a table for two. It's having all the time in the world with nothing to do...me without you. I've been loving you so long, I'm a leaf lost in the wind. I wanna be so strong, but I don't know how to begin. So I keep holding on, cause I don't know what else to do. I try to be, but I'm not me without you. It's a beautiful song to be sung, but nowhere to sing. It's this beat up old guitar, with a missing string. It's me calling in the middle of the night and it just rings...me without you. I've been loving you so long, I'm a leaf lost in the wind. I wanna be so strong, but I don't know how to begin. So I keep holding on, cause I don't know what else to do. I try to be, but I'm not me without you. "Me Without You" -Love and Theft
8: "For when two come together in prayer, in my name, I am there with them." -Matthew 18:20-
9: There are going to be days every now and then that I will just need you to be a little extra goofy, try a littler harder to be silly, and make me laugh like crazy. | (See here) | The key to a girl's heart is to make her laugh like she's never laughed before.
10: more adventures together
11: Best friends.
12: new beginnings
13: Things are better when | we're together.
14: 20 | things about you (that I like): Your drive to grow with God Your ability to make me laugh Your motivation to get things done The way you can't stop laughing When you sing to be silly The way you play with my hair How you challenge me to be a better person The astounding amount of patience you have with me The way you get antsy so quickly The way you allow me to see how and what you are feeling How much time you have invested in me Your encouragement at just the right time How you let me convince you to dance with me in the kitchen The face you make when you tickle me When you go running with me How you hug me The way you tell stories The way you talk about our future together Your willingness to follow God's call How you love me
15: I look forward | to every moment | I'll have with you.
16: but I want to learn to push through those hard times. I want to use those times to learn about you and figure out new and better ways to relate to you. We are so different, but so alike. It's funny to me to picture what God was thinking when He made both of us and knew we'd eventually be together. Sometimes we may think, "What on earth was He thinking?" But in the end...we both know exactly what He was thinking... | ...and I'm thankful that He thought it. | Things aren't always going to be easy,
17: i | you. | but always remember: | (like crazy)