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From Pretty Good to Awesome

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This picture was taken in August of 1995. It was the night that I got engaged. I realized, just now, that I have loved this boy/man for over half of my life. I met him when I was 19. I decided that I loved him when I was 20. I had a ‘secret’ crush on him for a few years. (At least I thought it was secret) Finally, when I was 23, I decided to give up the crush. My emotions had been on a roller coaster for too long and I decided to just let it go. Joshua took notice! He really took notice when one of his buds informed Josh that I was over him, and he was going to make a move. I didn’t know this part of the story until a few weeks ago! I think he was just trying to help Josh get his rear in gear. 🙂 My boy realized that there was a little competition and there was no time to waste. We started dating in June of 1995, we were engaged in August and married the following June. We went into marriage absolutely committed. We decided that this was until death do us part. It hasn’t always been easy. We have had our battles. I feel like the first 15 years of our marriage were spent just learning to be unselfish and to prefer the other person. I won’t lie. I was quite a brat at times! Thankfully, through prayer and faithful friends, I saw my own ‘stuff’. I stopped blaming my husband for our issues and I changed. Our marriage was never terrible. We have always loved each other. However, our marriage went from pretty good to awesome when I changed my attitude. I love my husband more now than ever before. I didn’t know that was possible, because, from the very beginning, I have been head over heels for him. I look forward to growing old with him.

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