I LOVE this picture! It was taken at the airport as my friend Jennifer and I were leaving to join my sister in Europe for 3 weeks. In this picture are Jen's parents, my grandpa and his sister my Auntie D., my mom, me, Paul (he got all decked out to see me off), and Jen. I had just had surgery on my ankle and had this walking cast for most of the trip. It drew many stares! This picture does make me miss several people as they are no longer with us on this earth. Jen lost her dad to Multiple Myeloma a few years ago and my grandpa and aunt are both deceased as well. This photo brought a bittersweet smile to my face on many levels.
When I returned from my trip, my boyfriend at the time (Paul) presented me with a stack of love letters/poems he wrote (one for each day I was gone) and a room full of roses from my Auntie D's house. The room was filled with their beautiful fragrance! The flowers went all the way around the room:
Here is a side of my husband I bet most of you are not acquainted with:
Oh, he was a snazzy dresser too! Below, we are at a sorority dance. I was into straightening my hair for a while...after the perm and home coloring. It looked so healthy didn't it??? Paul doesn't seem to have changed though:
Posing for pics with Grandpa and Jo in historic Liberty, MO where we went to college.
If I remember right, we were doing some wedding planning here in front of the TV.
We had no idea what we were headed for, but God did! I am so thankful for a husband who is the leader of our family and who has made it a priority to be in the center of God's will for our family! I love you honey! You are a blessing to me!
Easter + Week 33
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