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September 11, 2012

1 Year Anniversary

No words can explain how fulfilled and happy I am in my life right now.  It’s taken quite a few years for me to get here, but I have finally made it.  This is the high point of my life in the classic adage of ‘Peaks and Valleys’ as they say.

My Wife Heather and I celebrated 1 year yesterday and I can’t help but think how fortunate I am to have found her in a time of my life that I was really in a not so good place.  She has been the best woman ever and in so many ways. I can’t help but continue to sing her praises day after day.  My heart is overjoyed!!

She has now given me a beautiful daughter Sophie, that has made me a home body and I love every minute of it. That time I spend with this beautiful child of God and her has completed me truly.  No where else on God’s green earth except with them is where I want to be.

When scripture says a Godly woman, he was definitely talking about Heather in the annals of time. 

When you think on life and how many years you have lived, know that for me and in my experience, it keeps getting better and I look forward to the future with MUCH HOPE!

So thanks be to God for this wonderful life that I am enjoying with my lovely wife Heather that makes my heart smile and overflow with joy!

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March 8, 2012

Agape

Agape = Unconditional Love that only God can give and give to us His children.
Man is so inept to give this type of love fully.

Thank you Father for your Agape love that you have for us. Amen

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September 23, 2011

My Wedding 9-10-11

So my brother Barek, my almost brother-in-law Grant, and myself stayed at my great friend Tony’s house on Friday night and woke up Saturday September 10th, the day of my wedding there.  We ate a hearty breakfast that was prepared by Tony himself.  Then I worked out a bit at Tony’s house to be freshly prepared for the days festivities.  We then went to Niko Niko’s for lunch(in case you have never eaten there, it’s a delicious Greek cuisine restaurant) and we all ate the Gyro plate–YUM!!  My dad and Kevin(Karen’s husband) met us there, along with all my groomsmen.  We had a great time eating and chatting about life and the wedding that was impending.

We then went back to Tony’s house and I took a little nap whilst watching the college football game.  Very relaxing.  We then got up and got ready and put our Tuxedo’s on and drove off to the Church to be there at 4:30pm.

Once we got there, we went to the Bell Choir room and set up in there.  Low-carb monster drinks were there along with fig newtons to snack on.  Kevin, my brother arrived along with cute little Jacob(my nephew-who was also the ring bearer) and then we went to take pictures outside where it was a paltry 95 degrees!!

Heather and I exchanged gifts outside her dressing room without looking at each other. It was real neat.  I got her a beautiful necklace and earrings from Swarovski that we had picked out months before and she got me a steel necklace that is real cool!

I walked in at the appropriate time after both our mothers lit the unity candles and waited for my bride to come down the aisle.  When she did, my heart fluttered and my eyes began to well up with tears of joy and happiness.  I was so excited that this day had finally come and that I am able to marry the TRUE love of my life, Heather Allison!

We exchanged personal vows with each other, that no one really heard, because we didn’t want to mic up and they were very special and we both went back and forth tearing up, it was joyous.

We said our ‘I Wills’ and kissed and walked down the glorious aisle of marriage where 9 months previous I had proposed to her.  We took pictures with family afterwards and then headed to the country club to join in the celebration of our marriage.

Chicken dinner was fabulous and the drinks were flowing.  We had everyone there that we wanted to be there, aunts, uncles, parents, siblings and wonderful friends–exactly how we wanted it.  No drama happened that whole night, just a lot of dancing and more tears of joy and smiles everywhere.

We left late that night to an air of sparklers that lit the walkway to our limousine ride that sent us off to our hotel for the night.

Love is grand and so is my new, beautiful wife.  The Real love of my life.

Thank you Lord for giving me someone so special that is a gift of your grace to me.

July 11, 2011

Less than 2 months and counting

Until my wedding day. I’m so very excited!!  For too many reasons I am excited. For too many reasons I should be excited.

God has given me a wonderful woman who is more than I deserve I think.  To have a second chance at love, doesn’t happen too often I think also.  As for me it has and I’m grateful.

I am very happy that I have someone who has continuously exceeded my expectations is joyous to say the least!

O God how you have blessed me. Thank you!

February 9, 2011

Love Language

My Fiance and I are studying the book 5 Love Languages.  It’s a really great book! The synopsis is this: Every one of us has a love language and we communicate that language everyday to everyone around us. This book will help you understand what you are communicating and what you’re saying.

This book is great for everyone, not just couples about to be married, but even married couples that have been together for years or even those of you who aren’t in relationships, but want to understand who you are as a person better.

There is a test you can find here: http://www.afo.net/hftw-lovetest.asp

The test above will ask you a few simple questions. Answer them as honestly as you can and then the results will be calculated and the answers will give you insight into who you are and what your love language is. It’s not good enough just to take the test though, I suggest you read the book as well. It’s an easy and quick read.

Many Blessings to you and yours!

December 27, 2010

My Engagement to Heather

I finally asked the question “Will you marry me Heather?” and then there was a long pause with lots of crying, whilst I was on my knees I asked her “Your supposed to say YES…” and she said “OH Yeah, of course YES, YES!”  I then stood up after all that and we hugged for a long time as we both shed tears of joy.

The date came on Christmas Eve 2010 following the 5:30 service.  Godfrey, our Pastor, had said “Let your light shine in the darkness and I felt like that was my affirmation from God saying to me – do it and I did.  As many times as I have heard that statement at Church before, this time it hit me as if God was saying “make this formal and propose now”  It was definitely a God moment for me too.

I am very happy that my life is going forward and that I have been blessed with love again.  This time I hope, pray & believe that this beautiful individual in the form of Heather Allison, is my true love and wife to be.

As much as I have learned from my first marriage and don’t regret the experience from it, I am pleased to know that she wasn’t my true love and that Heather really is!  I’m so happy about that!!

God makes all things work out for the good, for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose – Hebrews 8:28 (Sam paraphrasing)

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February 12, 2010

L-U-V

Love is the greatest of these

Love is the meaning of this

Love is the reason

Love has no season

Love flourishes and blossoms

Love never fails nor ends

Love IS

read: 1 Corinthians 13

July 21, 2009

Goodness

“It is good for me to draw near to God”  Psalm 73:28

 

It’s always good to draw near to Him, no matter how far away you may feel today.  Say some prayers, pray for some folks and share that Christ like love with everyone!!

Blessings!

April 4, 2009

april 4th

Famous day today for many reasons. 

First, the late great Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.  U2 sang a song about it called “In the name of Love.”

Second, Microsoft was founded, and changed the face of computers forever.

Third, the first heart transplant was performed, which of course changed people’s lives forever as well.

May we all aspire to be something better than we are like the men that have gone before us, to do good!!!

March 27, 2009

love languages

I wanted to share a great book with you.  It’s called the 5 love languages.  The book is a short and great read.  There is also a video series that can accompany it as well.  Basically, there are 5 love languages that everyone of us have.  This book dives into those languages and helps you understand…YOU! 

What better way to find out more about yourself and your love language.  The different languages are:  Quality Time, Physical touch, Gifts, Acts of service and Words of affirmation.  There is a test to find out what you are as well.  You typically have a top 2 and then it drops off from there.  My 2 are PT and Acts of service–go figure.

The way we love is the way we express love.

Blessings!