For 5 years you have carried me. And you only carry me for 2 reasons: 1. To DANCE & 2. To protect. That first picture was taken by our little sister, who cried while videoing our very first dance together. We were the only 2 dancing in the stockyards that day, and so often we still are.
I can’t help but lift my hands when I think about this life. And I think neither of us can
help but DANCE, too! We feel so deeply blessed in every aspect. Yes, our lives are riddled with challenge, hurt from every angle & fear on most horizons … But when we look at each other, we see God & just how good he is.
It’s been 2 years since “I do,” & in those vows, my father asked DO you promise to have & to hold. We made that promise to one another 10.12.14 … But what most people don’t know, we made that promise the night we met.
You asked, “Ok, so what is the deal here? Explain to me how this would work.” I fell for you right then. You weren’t shy about showing your valid concerns with my disability. In fact, in that moment I knew you loved me. I knew it in my heart. I also knew you had fears … And that was ok, because so did I.
Can you believe how far we’ve come? Can you believe we’re married 2 years? Can you also believe that those fears turned into courage? For us both?
I can’t, honestly. The world said it wouldn’t work, I said it wouldn’t on the days when fear crippled me in more ways than just my spine … But you were steadfast. You always believed in me. More importantly, in us.
And now look at how far your courage has taken you. Taken me. People from all over this world love #edandholly … They are inspired, grab that last strand of hope & BELIEVE AGAIN that true love can exist. Not just between a man & a woman. But between their marriage & God.
Now THAT is something to get “carried away” by. It’s also something to get up & dance to!! The fact that the almighty has written this love story in the stars & He is the only one that will keep it alive, & well… I can’t help but want to dance with you. For a thousand more years.
All of me Eddy. Happy Anniversary! ??