Happy 30th Birthday, My Love!

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Happy 30th birthday, Cory! My best friend, my travel partner and my forever. I’m so lucky to call you mine! You are the most caring, loving, loyal husband I could have ever asked for and I hope you have the best birthday ever. You deserve it!

We are still recovering from Rwanda so there won’t be any big surprise parties like I’ve been envisioning for the past year but I had to take a second to wish my old man a happy birthday! Per his request, I made banana muffins this morning and we’ll be celebrating with family tonight. He hasn’t returned to work so I’m hoping he has a perfect day full of rest, puppy snuggles and catching up on his favorite podcast.

Happy birthday, my love!

Happy 5th Annivesary

On this day, five years ago,  with my dad by my side, I walked down the aisle and vowed to do life with my sweet boy. The best decision I ever made was to walk by Cory’s side.

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How in the world it’s been five years is beside me. I blinked and it’s been half a decade.

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Over the past five years, Cory and I have grown so much as individuals and as a couple. I never imagined we would be celebrating, for the 2nd year in a row, in a country that we both adore. A country that we’ve poured so much into and a country that has helped us mature our own relationship, leaps and bounds.

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Serving along side my husband is such a beautiful thing. Seeing his heart on fire for Jesus and the love he has for missions makes me love him deeper than I could ever imagine when I walked down that aisle 1,825 days ago.

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Life with Cory is always interesting and fun. He keeps me on my toes with his vivid imagination and soul of a 90’s kid. There’s no one else I would want be on this crazy journey with.

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If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing babe. I love you and I’m so proud to be your wife. Happy anniversary, my love!

Read our love story here. 

Happy 29th Birthday, My Love!

Happy birthday to my most favorite person in the whole world!
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Cory, you’re the most special person and I’m so lucky to get to walk hand in hand with you for the rest of our lives.

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My life without you would be so boring! Whether we are traveling the world together or sitting on the couch, snuggling the dogs, I’m so thankful you are the person beside me.

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You deserve so much more than just one day of recognition because you put up with me everyday are the most generous, selfless person I know. You are kind and compassionate and put up my curling iron without complaining. You are so loving {and never forget to show it} and always put me before yourself.

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I hope you know, everyday not just today, how much I thank God for blessing my life by you. You are my better half, my soul mate and I hope you have the most wonderful day today.

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Happy birthday, my love! Since you’re way older than me, you’re officially getting old ;)

Happy Anniversary, my love!

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Today, Cory and I are celebrating our 4th anniversary. I can hardly believe it’s been four years since my dad walked me down that aisle and I said “I do” to Cory. In some ways, it feels like an eternity ago because so much has happened the past four years but at times, I feel like I blinked and the time has passed.

We’ve definitely had our moments but I’m so grateful to be able to say that we’ve had an “easy” marriage (Cory may have a different story). After getting married, not much changed except the fact that we lived together and I count that as a blessing. I strongly believe that dating for four years helped the easy(ish) transition but also we didn’t have any skeletons in our closest. We were debt free other than our house so we didn’t have any financial burdens looming over our heads but most importantly we put God in the center of our marriage and home from the beginning.

This anniversary is going to be different than any one in the past. There will be no fancy dinners or even gifts. We didn’t do something crazy like getting tattoos or take a romantic trip, just the two of us but this anniversary is going to be far greater than any before because we get to spend this anniversary in Rwanda. We get to spend it loving on the least of these and sharing God’s word and I can’t think of anyone else that I would rather travel the world with. I can’t think of anyone else I would rather have by my side in these homes with mud floors and walls. I can’t think of anyone else I would rather have sitting beside me on a wooden bench that the village is taking home to home so we have a place to sit. I can’t think of anyone else that I would rather stand beside when he is laying hands over a family of 10 who are living in a tent just to escape the fighting in Congo.

I’m so thankful that God chose me to be Cory’s wife and so blessed that I get to spend the rest of my life with such a Godly, loving, caring man. A man who is selfless and fearlessly devoted to me. A man that will take me around the world to let me love on some Rwandan babies and will spend his days here helping a family rebuild their home because they didn’t have the $100 to make it livable.

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I love you, Cory and happy anniversary my love!