Then
Brad Paisley
American Saturday Night

here’s the thing. I don’t even really like country music…but a few weeks ago, my boyfriend told me that he’d just heard a song that described exactly how he felt about me. It was this song…and it was just about the sweetest thing ever.


A year ago, I went on my first date with this sweetheart. Then, I had no idea how much he would mean to me or the immense blessing he would be in my life; however, he has brought such fun, adventure, wisdom, and love into my life and I am so thankful that God blessed me with this wonderful man. He is truly my other half, he has faith in The Lord to share when I am fearful or doubtful, he has logic to share when I’m emotional and off the handle, he makes me laugh when I feel like crying. Our relationship has already been through a lot, considering we’ve lived 150 miles away from each other for most of it, but it has just made us stronger. We have both grown as individuals through this year, and I am so proud to call him mine. I love you, Austin, you bring me such joy! I am so thankful for you!


So Austin COMPLETELY surprised me today.

As many ldr couples know, there’s good days and bad days. Some days it’s like you miss them but your life can easily go on, and others missing them just makes you sad all day long. Today was a day where I was just extra sad about him being away for no particular reason. I was texting him and telling him how I felt and he said “well I’d come up there today but I need to have money so we can do something when you come home in a couple of weeks” and I agreed. Later on, he called me and asked me to go look in my car for his ipod because he’d been looking for it and thought he left it there. I agreed and headed out to my car still on the phone with him. He hadn’t been texting me back all afternoon and I thought he was ignoring me so I was kinda sad about that. After I tried to strike up a conversation while he was on the phone with me and I was walking to my car he said “hey my mom is calling I’ll call you back”. So I got to my car to look for his ipod and I saw him standing right there by my car! I stopped in my tracks and just looked at him in disbelief. I was completely speechless, and it takes A LOT to get me speechless! He said I looked like I’d seen a ghost or something! We hugged and I cried happy tears and said that he was crazy. He told me that he knew I was having a rough day and just decided that he wanted to see me. We went to the park and had a picnic and watched American Dad in my dorm and it was just the worst day that turned into the best day. He drove a total of 4 hours just so he could make me smile and turn my day around! He is literally the sweetest and soooo much more than I deserve.


Our first Christmas!! 


Some days I am just overwhelmed

In all the right ways, for all the right reasons. I mean, sometimes it’s just so apparent that God has blessed me so far beyond what I deserve. Today, I am feeling very blessed to have Austin to walk through life with me. Those of you who have followed my blog a while know that I’ve had my bad times with guys (and times when I was just really really stupid about them) and that I always wondered why I was the one who was “forever alone”. Well, as always, God had perfect timing and perfect plans. When I least expected it, He gave me a man who loves the Lord, respects me, cherishes me, makes me laugh, gives the BEST hugs, and who just brings joy into my life! Even though I was impatient, God was faithful and brought me someone who I in now way deserve. Even though we’re apart right now, and distance isn’t ideal I am so thankful that I have someone who is willing to work through the not so ideal situation to be with me. Also, Austin is willing to go across the world to do missions with me…I never thought I’d find someone like that! It’s just amazing how I’m given such good gifts by God, and it’s amazing how He teaches me things though tough situations. I hate being apart from Austin for all of college while knowing that he’s the one I want to marry; however, God is teaching us both such patience in this situation and teaching us to put our relationships with God first, and I just think that’s amazing. I am so blessed, and I am so thankful.


I’ve fallen for the little things.

Like the way he gets hyper and makes me laugh, how he throws me over his shoulder when I’m mad and I just can’t stay mad anymore, how he looks at me like I’m the most beautiful thing he has ever seen, how his dimples look when he’s just smiling naturally, how he car dances and sings at the top of his lungs when Mumford&Sons is on, the look he gets on his face when he’s looking into my eyes, how he starts books and doesn’t  finish them, how we talk about anything and everything, how he somehow makes me feel like a more whole version of myself. I’d come to a point where I was fiercely independent and felt that I didn’t need anyone at all, and lo and behold in walks Austin. He is just what I needed. There are so many big things I love about him, but I’m just coming to realize that I’ve also fallen in love with all those little things about him. Sometimes he’ll just do the most random thing and it’ll be the most adorable thing to me, and I just realize how much love him. 


it’s the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life.

it’s the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life.

(via nomoresillylovesongs)


Wise men say ‘only fools rush in,’ but I can’t help falling in love with you

And…

The other day he just held me and let me let it out while I sobbed about moving nearly 3 hours away from him in a month. He’s the best.

okay, cheez fest over, sorry y’all I just have to brag sometimes :)


Just let me tell you how wonderful my boyfriend is.

The other day we were just sitting there and he looked at me and started telling me how much he loves me and he started tearing up with happy tears. Maybe it’s cheesy, and I think it embarrassed him, but he said he was just so overcome with emotion and love that he just unexpectedly started crying a little and it absolutely melted my heart. To know that I’m loved and cared for that deeply makes me happier than I can explain. He’s such a wonderful person and I love him from the bottom of my heart.