8 years ago today I made the easiest decision of my life.
A lot of people have to wait a long time to find their happily ever after. I was blessed to find mine at 20 years old.
That of course isn’t to say that our love story was an easy one – we had drama, complications and one dirtbag of an ex who just kept getting in the way. Of course there was also the ED, of which tested our relationship more than anything else, but thankfully I married a patient man who was willing to love me enough for the both of us until I could learn how to do it on my own.
Getting married at just 20 years old was never really a plan of mine. If I’m being completely honest, I actually never pictured myself getting married at all. I figured I was too damaged, screwed up, stubborn and opinionated to ever find a man who could put up with me. I guess God really can work miracles, huh? 😉
I met Ninja when I was 16 years old and it wasn’t too long after that he told me I was the woman he was going to marry.
Ummm, what?! If that isn’t a sure way to chase a girl away then I don’t know what is.
My husband isn’t right much [no really, I’m always right], but it turns out he was right about that. I guess I’ve gotta give him credit for that one!
And though we are opposites in nearly every way imaginable, we share the same love for the Lord, the one thing that really matters to us in our marriage. As long as He is at the center of it, Ninja’s love for Dr. Pepper and disdain for the gym really doesn’t matter [ok so it kind of does, but I guess I’ll let him slide].
Our marriage isn’t perfect, no one’s ever is, but I thank God every day for blessing me with this man. He’s a true pillar of support and his faith in me has never once wavered – his belief in me and my abilities is unparalleled. He makes me truly believe like I can accomplish anything.
So 8 years ago today I made the easiest decision of my life by choosing to say “I do” to this man.
Here’s to many more years of choosing each other <3