Thursday, November 8, 2012

The things you do for love


This was hard to witness.

This gives a renewed meaning to "what's mine is yours."

And this is now my life: DC plates in place of Texas, and a Duke sticker attached to my beloved jeep. Who am I?? What is my life??

Never forget you who are!

At least Virginia is still better than Duke at football.

Oh wait...

Oh hush.

The things you do for love.

Let's be honest, this was easy. I love my man.

When I was little, I use to pray that I would get a flash from God really quick -- like a quick word on a screen -- of the name of the man I was going to one day marry. I spent countless nights doing that. Praying that I could just see his name just so I would know it was HIM when I met him. A girl's gotta be ready! I knew I couldn't wear sweatpants the rest of my life (NOT: I'm wearing sweatpants as we speak), but I at least wanted to be dressed to impress once I finally did meet THE man for me.  For the record, I had on jeans and a size XL Sea Island sweatshirt when Michael and I first laid eyes on each other. I was also with 7 of my girlfriends who are all beautiful...

Not sure how I won the day with that one...

Oh wait, yes I do. It's all about placement. And having good friends who rock the matchmaking.

Anyway, the point is, I always wanted to just get that quick flash of a name so that I would know a) that I was actually going to get married one day and b) who it was I was going to marry. Of course, that flash never came, but it is sort of fun to look back and think about things now that I am married. What was I thinking when I put my UVA sticker on my car after I found out I had been accepted? What was Michael doing at that very moment in December of 2003? Did I ever think that my future husband would one day put a sticker from his school on that car? (Lord knows I didn't... I thought I'd be driving a Volvo SUV minivan by now with 2 kids and 1 on the way... just kidding... I am so weird.)

I don't really know where I'm going with this here post, except to just say that things happen for a reason (that is secular talk for "The Lord Reigns"), and that includes both things monumentally important to you (like who/if you are going to marry), and things monumentally important to the world (like who the president is). To quote my mother: Heaven Rules!

And Duke stinks.

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