Sunday, February 14, 2010
To the one that I love...
...for it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. it was not my lips you kissed, but my soul...
Muscles!! Oh my, that is one of the first things I noticed on Ben’s body! Of course then I found his amazing eyes but went right back to those muscles! No one else can have them…they are all mine!
You are my hero! You serve your country, me and our families with deep integrity, valor and sincerity!
Valentines Day last year! We both thought the other had something planned and we were both wrong! I did have a small gift for Ben and he was “planning” on getting something for me that day! I was in tears that he had nothing planned and he was confused as to why I didn’t plan anything (I am the planner!!!) He went to the grocery store and bought some food! He started cooking it and got distracted by a movie so we ended up with very expensive BURNT steaks and very well done rolls that got left in the oven! He did get me a very nice card and lil gift…and made it up to me later! Oh you think that this was not such a good v-day but it is one that we will always have good memories of!!
Away we go! Almost two years ago in March Ben was transferred to Georgia for duty. This was going to be the first big move away from my family and knowing that we were not coming back anytime soon! It was a choice that both of us made and it was very good for us! It took me a few months to get settled in but during that time Ben was very patient with me and took care of me oh so well! He hugged me, kissed me and listened to all of my whining, complaining and tears! Ben is so good with that stuff and oh so patient!
Love is passion, obsession, something you can’t live without. Fall head over heels, find someone who you can love like crazy that will love you the same way back. How do you find them? Well, forget your head and listen to your heart...the truth is, there is no sense living your life without this. -Meet Joe Black
Even in the hard times I will love you Ben! These past (almost) 6 months have sometimes been a blur, time going fast, time going slow, hardships, tears, love and so many more emotions that always come and go! Through it all God has taught me how to love you more and more each day! Nothing can tear us apart and I know that during this journey we will just get closer to each other! Great days are yet to come!
Never say “never” is what I have learned!! I told the Lord years ago that I would never marry anyone in the military or in the ministry! I knew that in doing so with any one of those jobs it would move me away from my family and all I have known! Well, the day that I fell in love with Ben is the day that I had to give that “never” comment back to the Lord. Well, I got my military man and he swept me away to GA 6 months after we were married! Now where we are in life is taking me to the “never in ministry” comment as well! Who knows what God is going to do with the rest of Ben’s life when this chapter of our life is over but I am sure it will entail sharing our journey with others and bringing them the love of the Lord! So, I get both and happy for it!
Time to hit the sky! Within a month of Ben and I dating we both had a dream that we talked about and that was to go skydiving! Ben of course has jumped out of many planes/helicopters…I don’t know how many times but he was 3 jumps away from getting his master jumper on safe soil before the accident! Anyways, we tossed around the idea and finally decided one day to do it! It was a Saturday in September and it was a very nice day! We headed out that morning and I called my mom along the way to tell her what was up and hopefully it would not be my last phone call to her! We both went tandem with another person…I jumped first…I guess just for Ben to see if it was safe to go! LOL!! We had a blast and it has been one of the most memorable things we did in our dating time!
I Loved you yesterday, I love you still, I always have…I always will!!
Never will I forget the day when I said I do to you Ben! It was the best day of my life with you so far…other then telling you that I love you! That day will always be in my heart, mind, soul and spirit! The love that I felt from you that day warmed my heart and I would not think of giving my life and heart to any other man! You have been my rock, inspiration, laughter, energy and lover! My heart is forever yours from that day on until Jesus takes us home! I love you Ben!
Each hug I will always remember, every kiss sticks to me, every moment spent with you will be engraved in my head! I cannot wait to see your smile again that lights up my life, to dance a jig even though we both know we cannot dance, snuggle with you and you just hold me in your arms, sing songs of praise and glorify our God for all He has done for us, drive in your huge truck with you driving, have our miracle babies, build our home together and dream some big dreams!
I love you Ben so much! Big things are yet to come! XOXOXOXO
Love your wifey!
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