Almost 10 years ago a woman agreed to take a car ride with me and listen to my crazy ideas. I drove her in and out of unfinished neighborhoods and then around the urban inner city of Atlanta. I'm more comfortable talking about my future when I can see a glimpse of my past. Along the ride I explained my plan to buy a car/home, to pay off my debt, to leave my engineering job, and to become an international photographer. My dreams were BIG for such a short time and I was praying for direction. One thing I was missing was a companion.
Today, Brandi and I celebrate 5 years of marriage. I don't think either one of us could have really envisioned the success and challenges we would face during this time. The plan I described to her all those years ago came to pass! Unfortunately, I've made mistakes and lost my focus. I've struggled and been injured. I've had to recalibrate my spiritual life. Through it all, Brandi has still been here standing by my side. She's walked with me every step of the way. I'm learning day by day what it means to be committed in marriage and to be joined by God's favor and love.
Thanks babe for your love and appreciation. Thanks for your time and attention. Thanks for staying with me through the thick and thin. And thanks for our precious gift, Addison. I'm not sure how you become more beautiful every day, but you do. I love you!