Friday, July 31, 2009

The Difference a Year Can Make...

One year ago today I had no idea that my life was about to change forever. As usual I woke up, got dressed, brushed my teeth, and headed off to work. I did know that there would be a nice break in my workday since Christie was coming to play golf with the youth pastor from our church and his best friend. When she called, I went upstairs, walked out the front door, got in her car, and told her where to park. And this is the first time that Josh and I were officially introduced. After I got everyone checked in for their round, they played golf and I went back to work, but met up with them later to have lunch. We exchanged numbers so that he could call and set up another golf round, which he did, and asked me out on a date that weekend. Since I would be out of town with my girlfriends, we planned to go to dinner the following Monday. 365 days later and here we are... happily married in Small Town, Illinois. So in honor of this day, I thought I'd take a trip down memory lane. The past year has been an incredible journey:
About a month in and oh-so-happy!

Josh's 26th Birthday, September 13, 2008
Engaged!!! October 2, 2008

The Future Mrs. Joshua and Mr. Kimberly
Trip to New York, October 2008
Halloween 2008
Disney Marathon Finish, January 11, 2009

Post-Race Disney Day, January 2009
East Coast Speed Tour, February 2009

Our First Home!, May 2009

MARRIED!!! June 13, 2009 (oh happy day!)

Illinois Bound, June 2009

Life begins in Small Town, Illinois, June 2009

What a year! Thanks to this man I am not the same woman I was a year ago... I've learned so much through his example of compassion, forgiveness, respect, and understanding, grown deeper in my personal faith, have seen true unconditional love, and laughed more and more everyday. This past year has taken us to Atlanta, Birmingham, New York City, Philedelphia, Washington, DC, Houston, and several more places on various trips. Life has been its best since that fateful golf round, and I am so thankful that Josh likes to play! After knowing what 365 days can hold for two people, I am so excited to see what years 2, 3, 4, 15, 50, and so on have in store for us!

1 comment:

  1. Aw, this definitely just made me tear up. Love you (and I know I'll love Josh, too, when I get to meet him!)!!!