Friday, August 21, 2009

A Year Ago

I was awakened by a text message from the man who the night before had nervously sat in our youth minister's office to ask if it was ok to date me...
(actually the conversation went something like this:
A: D (youth minister), what's the policy about two lifeguards dating? Is that allowed?
D: Only if it's not Lora!
clearly he knew before we did...)

my text that morning read: "do you like italian?"

do I like Italian. Please. Carbs are my best friend.

That evening, he showed up at my door bearing a single white rose and looking even more handsome that usual. We went to Maggiano's downtown, and were given a wonderful booth where we were able to sit side by side and enjoy our meal...we did dinner and came back to my house where we more than likely watched an episode of "Friends" and called it a night...after all it WAS a Thursday night and he had to be at work the next morning!

Tonight we will return to Maggiano's.
It's hard to believe it's been a year.
And yet in so many ways I feel like he's been with me all my life.

I'm blessed beyond measure to experience my journey with this amazing man by my side.
Silly but Serious
and best of all, I know that his love for God will always outweigh his feelings for me

I couldn't have dreamed of a better last 12 months.
Thank you, Anthony, for all you mean to me.

And thank you, God...for giving us each other. How could I have ever doubted that You were the best author of my love story? More than I could have ever asked or imagined...















Ashley @ {Let Go, Laughing} said...

Happy 1 year! So exciting - I still remember when hubs and I celebrated one year of dating - it was so fun and so special!

Eileen said...

Happy 1 year anniversary! I <3 Maggianos too!

Shanda said...

Happy 1 year!! Loved the photos (& Maggiano's too!) Have a fabulous time tonight!!

HappyascanB said...

Happy Anniversary!! We went to Maggiano's the first night after we were married in Atlanta. YUMMMMYYYYYY!!!

Brooke said...

happy anniversary!! :) we want all the details on monday! (or tomorrow if you have the time :P)

Megan said...

You two are too cute!! Happy 1st Anniversary together! =D

Bethany said...

Awww!! I'm so happy for you two! You're beyond adorable together :) Does he have any single friends you can hook me up with?!

Trudy said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! You both look very happy together! God is pretty good that way, huh?

Mattie said...

so cute! And of course, you forgot that he gets the Izzie stamp of approval! LOL

GraceGetsGreater said...

Awww...I'm so happy for you two! Adorable!

CptnMayhem said...

Same here, babe :) Seems like much longer than a year, if you ask me.

Can't wait to see what the next year holds!

CptnMayhem said...

Oh, and Mattie, I'm very glad to hear that about Izzie.

I've been sweating that for a while, now ;)