Monday, February 20, 2012

One Wonderful Year

It is true that our first year as a Mr. and Mrs. has been a great year.  Every day I fall more and more in love with Drew, and it is a joy to do life with my best friend every day.  I thought I would share with you a couple pictures from our "story," along with some little blurbs from the journal I kept throughout our friendship, dating, and engagement.  Hope you enjoy learning a bit more about how the Lord demonstrated (and continues to demonstrate) his faithfulness and goodness through our entire relationship.

This is where it began:
October 2009
I remember my good friend, Bekah asking me one day what I thought of Drew.  I just bluntly told her I thought he was a nice guy.  I don’t know the reason, but I wasn’t interested in any attention from him.  

Thankfully Drew didn't give up on me:
January 2010
I think it was the beginning of January when Drew suggested we should get a group of people together to do something Saturday night.  After dinner at Chili's I had leftovers and he offered to take it out to my car for me.  Drew later called that night to make sure I had made it home safely.

I finally started to notice Drew Babe's obvious little hints:
February 2010
The next week Drew text me with the following message; “hey, I had this great idea.   We could go get some long-awaited sushi together, then I could buy all the stuff needed to bake your favorite thing at your house.  What do you think?”  Of course I said yes.  I was so excited that whole week before our first "date."  

"Getting to Know" each other:
Valentine's 2010
Sunday morning, Valentine’s Day, I was walking out to my car and noticed something on the hood. When I came closer I noticed it was a can of “fancy” oatmeal and a white rose.   I only knew of a couple people that knew I liked oatmeal so much and one of them was Drew, but I didn’t want to assume anything.  Later that night Drew asked if he could talk to me.  He explained how he has enjoyed getting to know me and would like to continue our friendship even further. 

 Realizing I am liking Drew more and more:
March 2010
Since our sushi night we have seen each other every day.  That’s over 40 days in a row!  He is one of the first things on my mind when waking up in the morning, and I miss him as soon as he leaves.    

Our first day trip and adventure:
March 2010
Drew and I headed on our long awaited adventure to Richmond.  About midway through our day trip, someone sideswiped us in traffic and we had to eat the delicious picnic Drew had prepared out of the trunk of the car in the repair junkyard. 

I really like this boy:
April 2010
I am daily overwhelmed at how the Lord has blessed me so much with Drew already.  I can’t believe how he brought our lives together at the perfect time.  I like Drew more and more each day.

Trying to decipher through my "like" and "love:"
July 2010
Do I love Drew like a brother or something more?  Am I supposed to be with Drew?  How can I KNOW?  Can you really KNOW?  Do I love Drew?  Ugh!  

Falling in love:
August 2010
I am growing closer and closer to Drew and falling more in love with him. Drew is my best friend and there are so many things in life that I would love to experience with him.  He really encourages me in areas I’m struggling and reassures me when I might worry about something.  He gives me confidence that I wouldn’t have without him. 

We are engaged:
September 2010
So tonight I became engaged to the love of my life, Drew Martin!!!  AHHHHHHHH!!!!!  I still cannot believe it!  Drew reached in his pocket and pulled out a box.  I don’t think I ever looked down until he got on his knee and asked me to MARRY HIM!! :D  I said YES right away without any hesitation. 

 Planning our wedding:
October 2010
We have a date; February 19th, 2011.  And it can’t come fast enough!!!  I am thoroughly enjoying being a bride-to-be though and I have the best bridesmaids.   

 So there's a condensed version of our love story.  I'll soon have a post about this past weekend where we spent a few days in the OBX celebrating our first year of marriage.....and I'll tell you what Drew got me for our anniversary (btw, he did good!).  

1 comment:

  1. it's STILL hard to believe that you are actually married! haha after so many girls sleepover nights of chatting, giggling, and dreaming of our future wedding days yours has actually happened! it's been neat to see your story unfold, can't wait to see how it continues to unfold