Seven years ago today I was having the most beautiful, love drenched encounter with Justin,friends and family at our wedding… I remember for years I had so many fears about marriage and who my husband would be. If only I could have told myself when I was young, “Don’t worry, your husband will be better at loving you than anyone ever has. He will lay down his life to make sure you are coming alive and thriving. He will empower you to be the best version of you there is, not dominate you. Don’t be afraid, he will be tender, kind, and compassionate. Your heart will feel the safest it’s ever felt. Don’t worry, he will not be a pansy! He will be fierce and powerful. You will feel fought for and protected. His wild side and adventurous spirit will keep you vibrant. You will laugh and have more hope, fun and joy than you can imagine. Don’t worry, he will unconditionally love, accept, approve, and affirm you. He will find your flaws endearing and cute. He will soften your heart not harden it. You will understand more of God’s kindness and nearness because your husband will feel like a tangible representation of His love. Don’t worry, he is waaaaaaaayyyyyy better looking than you believe you would ever get. You will instantly be drawn to him and attraction will never be an issue! He will be cute, sexy, and endearing. His sexuality won’t steal from you it will heal you. And finally I would have told a younger version of me, “You have spent years hoping, praying, and day dreaming and yet none of those dreams, visions or imaginations will be as good as the reality of what you will experience. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it will be easy, but even the hard seasons will be better than what you thought marriage could ever be.” Thank you for partnering with me and choosing to set our lives towards letting perfect love beat out all of our fear. Thank you for wanting love to win as much I do. Thank you for choosing to push everything that hinders love out of the way with me. Thank you for making love the most important thing.