Sunday, January 10, 2010

There is something I must confess to all of you, my blog readers...it's not really a secret, those of you who know me well are aware, that I am 100%, unequivocally, helplessly, unapologetically, thankfully, so in love with a man named Brandon Paschal. This guy, quite honestly, since the very first time I "spoke" with him on instant messenger 9 years ago, had my heart. After just a few dates with him, I knew I loved him. He was 18 (oh my) and I was 21...so young...honestly, sometimes now, it seems crazy to me. It wasn't too long into dating that I knew then that I wanted what I have now, and that's a happy marriage and a family with him. We've been through a few trails of our own in our 7 years of marriage, and I am thankful that only by the Lords grace and mercy, and his perfect plan, those trails have only strengthened our marriage.

The weekend before Christmas, all 3 kiddos headed back to the Lafayette area for a weekend with grandparents. One night with one set of grandparents and another night with the other set and Aunt Sarah. We had, holy cow, and entire 48 hours to ourselves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We Christmas shopped, grocery shopped, saw a movie, got new cell phones for free, did a few things around the house....we even ate at the Cheesecake Factory. We've had a gift card for there for 2 years!!!...and we finally got a chance to use it. Brandon also surprised me with a carriage ride downtown Indy. I've never done that before and it was so neat.
Here we are about to start the ride.
A shot of the Circle.
7 years ago on December 21st, I scored. I remember that day as unseasonably warm for December and being so thankful for the sunshine. I don't remember a whole lot about the day, as it was such a whirlwind, but one thing I do remember is the feeling of peace. A peace of knowing that only God had brought us together, that God had purposed Brandon for me, and I for him from even before we were born. A peace in knowing that God would use us. Who knew that less that 2 years later Aubrey would arrive, and 2 years after that Adelynne would arrive, and then in 9 months we would move, and 6 months after that God would bless us again with Nolan? It's been a great ride with some trying times, but I am so grateful to have been able to experience it all with him. Happy 7th anniversary, Brandon Levi, the love of my life.

3 comments:

The McClain's said...

Happy belated anniversary. I didn't know you were a December wedding! Our ann. is 12/19...11 years ago! :) the carriage ride looks fun. we did that about 5 years ago in Brown County - our last weekend away. It was fun but probably a little warmer than yours because we went in July right before Audrey was born!

Brandon said...

Meg, I am sorry that I am just now getting to read this. You are sweetest, most thoughtful person I know. I am so thankful that God has set us on this journey together. I love you.

Megan Paschal said...

Brandon, I love you!