Relationships

Butterflies

Remember when you went on your first date with your husband? Maybe you felt nervous, excited, even a little terrified. If you were anything like me, you probably had a stupid grin plastered across your face the whole time, you couldn’t think of any intelligent conversation, and you felt like you could float away at any moment. Remember the butterflies?

Young love! Not much is sweeter than a new romance, especially one that you just have that feeling about… He’s the one! 

This picture was taken when we had only been dating for about 3 weeks!

This picture was taken when we had only been dating for about 3 weeks!

Yep, I knew pretty early that Jordan was my one. Even though we spent the first few months together several states apart, that helped keep the new romance feeling alive. When we did see each other, I had those same butterflies still!

We dated for 4 years before we got married. We went through some ups and downs, some real tests of our relationship. But we came out the other side still completely in love with each other.

The night Jordan proposed, those butterflies were back! I felt like I could walk on air! And a little over a year later, as I was walking down the aisle to meet him, I had to force myself to breathe because I could hardly believe my dream of marrying this man was coming true.

My favorite picture from our wedding!

My favorite picture from our wedding!

We’ve now been married for over 7 years, been together for 11, have 2 kids and we’re cooking a 3rd, we’ve lived in 3 homes, we’ve been through sickness, financial stress, uncertainty, disappointments, arguments… But we’ve come out the other side still smiling, still holding hands, even more in love than in the beginning.

Today a picture came across my Facebook feed that I couldn’t pass by without sharing.

butterflies

It’s true! And it doesn’t just happen on special occasions when he’s all dressed up. I’ll watch him play with our girls, and see the love he has for them. I’ll see him working behind the scenes at a work event, doing what he loves, making miracles happen (at least thats what it seems like, considering I have no idea how to do his job!). I’ll roll over in the middle of the night and see him sleeping on the pillow next to me.

Butterflies!

This man was chosen for me long before I even knew him. God knew I needed a husband who would balance me out, who would be the reason to my emotion, who would always try to make me laugh, who would continue to love me even at my lowest point.

This past weekend we took a family adventure to Cades Cove, Tennessee. We had a wonderful time, even saw a few bears! While we were there, I grabbed his phone, then I grabbed him and snapped a quick photo of the two of us. Selfies of the two of us don’t always turn out, but this one did.

Just us!

He still makes me smile.

He still gives me butterflies!

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