I want to take a minute to explain why I'm putting this particular blog post on my adoption blog, because I know it has nothing to do with my daughter. What makes it important is that I hope with all of my heart that my daughter will be patient and hold her standards high as she waits for her perfect match. It has been such a long time that I've prayed for my husband and that God would prepare me and my heart for him in return. SO LONG. But I trusted God and I knew that He would work out all of the details for me.
When I think about trying to explain what it feels like to finally be with the person you are meant for, I suddenly realize that there aren't words deep enough to even attempt it. I have loved every minute of dating Casey; learning about his life, how he found faith, meeting his family, spoiling his little nieces, laughing at *almost* every joke he tells, smiling after every kiss he gives me, growing in our faith together, figuring out what makes him happy, figuring out what makes him not so happy, learning to trust him and most importantly falling so deep in love with him. The last several months have been filled with a lot of growth for both of us and to understand just how lucky I am to have him all to myself is humbling.
I truly can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together. And this is something that, three years ago, I didn't know would happen for me. When I think back to how I felt about myself in that time of my life, I understand why God was holding out on me. I wasn't ready, and quite frankly, neither was Casey. Knowing everything that had to happen in both of our lives from then to now in order to make us meeting and falling in love happen...I can only give praise to God.
So, like I said...it's been a crazy few weeks since he got down on one knee! We started planning right away. After all, the wedding is in 8 months. AH! We also bought our first home together and that has been, and I'm certain will continue to be, quite a task. Who knew adulting was so exciting, but also so stressful?