**Warning - Warning - This is a VERY sentimental and sappy note to my hubby...if you don't want to read it, then just skip to my previous post about what me and the kiddo's have been doing for the past few days. You've been warned!!! **
Happy 5 year anniversary Chad!!!
I remember the day that I first heard your name. I was on my way to Heber Springs with a group of friends and a guy asked me if I would wear Chad Eason's football jersey to one of the HU football games. I remember telling him "no way!....I'm not wearing a guys jersey that I've never even seen before!". I remember going to the football game that weekend and all these guys were wearing shirts that said "E-A-S-O-N" and they were all asking me why the heck I wasn't wearing Chad's shirt! I just rolled my eyes and laughed it off.
2 weeks later....
I remember the day I met you for the very first time. I was in the cafeteria and saw the guy I was dating sitting across the way. I walked over to say "hey!" to him and he introduced me to his roommate...that poor guy had no clue what he was doing because his roommate was you!! :) I remember what you were wearing, the way you were sitting, and the confident way in which you spoke to me. What I remember most though was your smile and the way your smile lit up your eyes. Just writing about this makes me grin. ( I also remember kicking myself for not wearing your jersey when I was asked to do so a few weeks prior!!)
From that moment in the caf, I knew. I just knew. You were a bit slower than me however, so I patiently waited for your lightbulb to go off! :) We had a few minor hurdles to overcome...like the fact that I was a Kojie and you were a JuGoJu beau - haha!! Or the fact that you were the captain of the f-ball team and I knew nothing about that sport (thx to Carrie Dutile, Amanda Beller and Melanie Polk for helping me in this department!!). :) Ok, so these weren't hurdles at all but just things that it made it more interesting to get to know you! It was so much fun to get to know you as a friend before we ever became anything more. I have so many great memories of group get-togethers, club events, football games, and road trips! I prayed for you, I waited for you and now I can thank God for answering my prayers for a christian husband! You bless my life in so many ways and I am proud to say you chose me to be your wife. So...3 states, 3 mortages, and 2 kids later...Thank you for 5 wonderful years of marriage! I look forward to many more anniversary celebrations and I cannot wait to see what the next 5 years have in store for us!!
Love is patient and kind.
Love isn't jealous or boastful.
Love isn't arrogant or rude.
Love doesn't insist on its own way.
Love isn't irritable or resentful.
Love doesn't rejoice at wrong; but in the right.
Love bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
--1 Corinthians 13: 4-7