Friday, July 22, 2011

Sharing a Love Story ♥

Shawn stole my heart when I was just twelve-years-old, Shawn was eighteen. He was one of my brothers closest friends (he still is!) He would come over and visit with my brother and I would do everything I could to follow them around. I thought he was the funniest guy in the world. He was so sweet to me, too. I had the biggest crush on him and I knew that I was going to marry him some day. I knew I was going to wake up to his beautiful blue eyes and sweet smile every day for the rest of my life. I knew he had to be mine!

At twelve-years-old, I let him know exactly how I felt. My cousin and I made Shawn come into my bedroom one day when he was visiting my brother. My cousin handed him the letter I had written. I was hiding in the closet - I obviously wasn't ready for a relationship! ha! Anyway, Shawn read the letter, smiled at me and replied "If you were older". I took that to heart. Over the next six years, I remembered what he said and I could hardly wait until the day that I turned eighteen. I had other relationships but I always had him in the back of my mind. I was just passing the time, waiting for my eighteenth birthday.

I finally turned eighteen in November of 2001 and that's when the phone calls and emails between Shawn and I began. Of course it was all behind my brother's back at first. Neither of us wanted to hurt my brother, so we prayed hard that he would be okay with his baby sister dating one of his friends. Before our first date on February 16, 2002, Shawn called my brother and asked his "permission" to take me out. My brother gave him his blessing, wholeheartedly. .... & Well, Shawn & I have been together ever since. <3

Shawn and I have been married 8 years, April 5, 2011. It doesn’t seem like it has been that long. But, it has been the best 8 years of my life. We have had mostly ups but a few downs and through it all we have grown together, learned from one another and shared a love that only comes around once in a lifetime. I thank God everyday for giving me such an amazing man to share my life with. I couldn’t live this life without him. There are not enough words in this world that could explain my love for him. It feels so good to know that he feels the same way. We both know our love will last an eternity. <3

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