This post never got written the day of because of all the moving but I (John) had a couple of minutes and wanted to share.
Day one: The day I realized that love is not only an action, it’s a choice.
God gives us minds to navigate life, which means we don’t always need to wait for “confirmation” or a sign, sometimes we can just see what is going on and move forward with a decision. Many times in my life I have waited so long to act because I wanted permission or to “hear God’s voice.” Although it may seem like a good thing to have these restrains I am very good at over thinking and planning, my struggle is to ACT. The first night I spent time with Lee Anne I knew, I couldn’t explain it and it didn’t match up with my plan, but I knew. In the gap between knowing and acting stood my mental barrier, and Jesus, in His grace, gave Lee Anne the words in a conversation to break through this barrier. With the time we had been friends and knowing already, our dating was more an exercise in patience (and allowing my family to know Lee Anne as my girlfriend). Our engagement was enough time to plan the wedding while still hitting our Jan 1st goal.
Day two: The day my dad doubted me.
My dad and I have had a ton of conversations since Lee Anne and I started hanging out. Before I started dating her, he would ask me on an almost daily basis if we were dating. Then when we started dating we had a lot of talks about dating and possible engagement. During one of these conversations he brought up a point about the difficultly of marriage if Lee Anne and I decided to get hitched. In one of these conversations it just clicked that I was no longer just trying to get my way in asking for my parents blessing to marry her, I was actually/actively loving her well. At a certain point it became less about me finding someone good enough for me and being the guy Lee Anne needed to be married to. This point of change and realization was THE moment that I really decided that this marriage was going to happen.
There you are. Two days that lead to today (which is actually 1 day away, as I finish this post). We are so blessed to have the journey we’ve had. Jesus is so faithful to us.