Wedded Wednesday

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wedded Wednesday is a collaboration
of married bloggers sharing their inspirations,
anecdotes, struggles and thoughts regarding
the amazing union of two separate people, as one.

Although this email response was written a little over 5 years ago now (December 29, 2004), I can't help but want to share it.

On this day, 5 years ago Tony and I met face to face for the first time. We'd been emailing each other for close to 4 weeks and the heart behind these sentences was always apparent to me:

As a set up, Tony asked me where I would like to be in 5 years, and then answered his own question. This is his response: In five years...I want to be happy, I don't want to be searching for irrelevant things. I would like to be established as well. (Career, Home, Financial Stability). I want to have friends that I look forward to hanging out with (which I have been blessed with). I want to have a stronger relationship with God...One to base a Marriage on and one to help teach my children morals and to help them build integrity. I would like a wife to look forward to spending tons of time with and hate the times being away from her. I want to smile every time I think about her and I want to get that feeling you get when you know you are in love and the feeling never leaves you. I want to live a life with no regrets and one that develops endless opportunity for me and my family.

The first time I read these words I broke down. Can you blame me? I knew God had orchestrated Tony's sudden appearance in my life, but I could not believe the depth of the man I was speaking with, already jokingly referred to as my future husband.

While our lives have not been trouble free, nor do I think Tony has attained
all of his above wants on this 5 year mark, I can say with so much joy that he has come close. :)

I've needed to be reminded of Tony's place as the head of our household lately. Sure there are days I think I'm absolutely fabulous and am pulling my weight, Isaac's weight and what I may consider on some days Tony's dead weight, but the reality is, it's that above vision with God as our provider that will see us through. Tony needs my support to continue and I want nothing more than that, because his heart is absolutely devoted to us.


Mrs. Lukie said...

WOW, Leah. What an amazing thing to be able to look back on. To see how close you have come to those 5-year goals. An incredible journey--what a blessed woman you are...and a blessed man Tony is :)

Lauren said... amazing it is to see how God brings people together. Thanks for sharing!

Patience said...

I met my fiance online and I saved some of our first email exchanges as well. He came into my life at the perfect time and here we are 7 years later.

Helen Joy said...

That is absoultely precious. I'm glad you plucked him up:-)

Amber said...

That is so sweet. So good of you to look back and remember those feelings and how much more in debt those feelings are now! Thank you for sharing.

Newlywed Next Door said...

This is really cool! Thanks for posting. So amazing.

PS- Thanks for the blog comment. I totally see what you mean. I think next time when I go to San Diego, I'm just going to chuck that box (but first make sure there isns't any expensive diamond earrings or something in it. Jk!)

Anonymous said...

That is so sweet. :)

Jen | Our Life Accounts said...

I used to use an online instant messaging program similar to aim in college that automatically saved all my conversations. I have over 1000 pages of conversations back and forth between my husband and I. It's so interesting to go back and read what we had to say. :) That's a beautiful letter that Tony wrote, you've sure got a keeper!

Julie S. said...

That is amazing that you have that! Amazing amazing amazing. Isn't God's plan the greatest?

Katie said...

Leah, thanks for sharing this! It is such a sweet email. I totally get what you are saying about having those days where you feel like you are pulling everyone's weight. I felt like that for the first few months after having J and I am starting to feel it again. I don't know why, but it's nice to know I'm not alone. Amazing post!!


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