I can’t tell you how many times I have taken my husband for granted; too many to count. He has supported me when I didn’t deserve it and loved me when I was unlovable. He has cherished my every breath and his eyes have never wandered. He has provided for our family and never lost hope when moments seemed impossible. He is a Godly man who continues to seek Christ and put his family first in everything that he does; so what else could I want?
I wanted a fairy tale...perfection that is!
We often search our whole lives to find what has been right in front of us the whole entire time. I have known Brad since I was a teeny bopper. From the moment I saw him I just knew there was something about him. My heart would skip a beat every time he was around. He made me feel special. He made me feel like nothing I had every felt before.
As the years went on, I knew he was my everything. We had a bond like no other and it felt is though nothing in this world could bring us down.
I guess you could say the honeymoon faze came and went WAY faster than I had hoped. I guess that is what happens when you start marriage with a newborn.
In fact, life happened WAY more than I ever could have imagined.
We moved a million times, had a million jobs between us.
We both finished our bachelor’s degrees.
We had 3 children, 1 stillbirth and 4 miscarriages.
I went through a severe depression AND Brad served his time in the military; and let's not forget deployments!
Talk about LIFE showing up in a B.I.G way.
My fairy tale did not seem so perfect anymore, in fact, it seemed lost...
Along the journey, I think I became complacent with our life; our marriage. Brad was the one person my heart had wanted and longed for and yet I had forgotten that God was allowing me to share this journey WITH him and not BESIDE him.
The truth is, while I thought my fairy tale had fallen apart, the story had simply changed.
I had become so complacent in the mundane of LIFE, I forgot to stop and see, enjoy the biggest blessing God had ever given to me. A husband to go through every valley and rejoice in every victory together!!!
I never lost the fairy tale, God simply re-wrote the story to match the journey He destined for us to be on...together.
I have watched Brad grow and seek to become the leader our family needs. I'm humbled at the way he serves others.
I am so proud to call this man my husband and the father of my children. I am not better because of him, I am better with him as we go through this journey of life together side by side!
Happy Father's Day Brad