11 January, 2014

the yucky love stuff

I don't often get mushy on this space primarily because I don't think anyone else really cares how funny, attractive, brilliant, and caring I think Dan is. I mean, I assume they all hope I feel that way but do they really want to hear the nitty-gritty details of my love? Probably not. PDA and all that.

But this week was rough for us. It just seems like everything is coming to a head professionally and educationally and, well, when it rains it storms. We are having to deal with some frustrating realities and make difficult decisions. And, as much as that all sucks, really badly, I keep being reminded of why I'm in love with the man I married.

We've been praying together a lot and talking things through - attempting to figure out the next steps - and I am kind of amazed at how well we communicate. Dan is not a super emotional guy, which, to be honest, I'm grateful for because I'm weepy enough for the both of us, but he trusts me and he tells me what he's dealing with and how he's feeling about it.

The other night was particularly bad and we were worrying and stressing and I could tell he was getting more and more anxious. We decided to take a break and stop talking about it - I was going to get some reading done for school. He came over to kiss me before he left me alone to study.

I placed my hands on either side of his face and I looked at him and told him, "We can get through anything, didn't you know?"

He smiled at me has he walked toward the door and he said something quietly, under his breath. I didn't quite hear him.

"What?" I asked.

He turned and looked at me.

"This is what marriage is for. When you say that, I believe you."

And then my heart exploded.

I love that man so much, and we are going to get through.


  1. Jeremiah 29:11 is immediately what comes to mind. Love you both.

  2. Peaks and valleys... Sam and I are coming up to some big professional life decisions in the next year or two so I can only imagine how you guys must be feeling. Sending you lots of love!

  3. Thanks, Katlin! That verse is always vey encouraging. Sometimes it is tough to remember when everything around you looks hazy and uncertain. Love you!

  4. Ya, it's interesting how life can be just a series of cycles, isn't it? Thanks for the encouragement, G!