A Special Day

I don’t usually post much about my personal life, but I’m making an exception today.

October 9th is a special day because it marks the day I said “I do” to my best friend. Normally, people list the amount of years they are married, but that doesn’t do justice to a relationship that started well before that date in history.

My husband and I have been together for 8 years. For me, our relationship started the minute I met him, because I knew in my heart one day I would marry him. I will never forget seeing him leaning against his red car in the parking lot of a gas station in my hometown, waiting to meet me. The moment I walked up to him and looked into his eyes I was changed inexplicably.

I am so thankful to have a partner in life who believes in my dreams as deeply as I do. If I had said to most people that I’m going to write a book, they would have dismissed it or told me I was crazy. He didn’t. In fact, he took on this dream with as much enthusiasm as I did and he helped make it come true (he was a very important editor and marketer for all 3 books). He also is a major contributor to the food blog and helps me from recipe development to photographs. He is always pushing me to stretch and never to give up.

We’ve accomplished so much already…and it’s only been 8 years! (Married for 4… you didn’t think I would leave you hanging did you?) And its just the beginning, we’ve got a whole lot going on.

Because of his encouragement and advocacy, The Kings of Charleston series is currently in the beginning stages of acquiring a film agent. I am currently working on a new novel based on our story, and he’s right there encouraging me once again. We also have one more joint project that we’re not ready to reveal quite yet.

Instead of pushing aside my sometimes far-fetched dreams, he embraces them. Oh how I hope he knows just how much that means to me…just how precious a gift he’s given me simply by advocating for me. How lucky I am to say that I have a husband who wholeheartedly believes in me.me-498x350

I also hope he knows I believe in him too. To me, he can accomplish anything he sets his mind to without blinking an eye. He’s intelligent and compassionate. He has no idea just how easily he relates with people around him. He doesn’t fit into one specific category, but seamlessly glides from one sphere of influence to another. He’s tough, manly and handsome.

God brought me someone who’s not only full of laughter and energy, but someone who loves me for me…even when I’m not at my best.

I thank God for always having a better plan than I could ever fathom.

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4 thoughts on “A Special Day

  1. CONGRATULATIONS FROM A FRIEND FROM NEW YORK CITY THAT YOU MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN. WE ALL MET WHILE YOU , YOUR HUSBAND AND MOM WERE VISITING AND I WAS PARTICIPATING IN A FILM CALLED ‘”BIRDMAN” NEAR TIMES SQUARE. HOPE ALL IS WELL AND THE BEST OF LUCK TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. PS, YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT YOUR HUSBAND. AS I REMEMBER HE WAS FRIENDLY AND SOCIALABLE AND I REMEMBER TELLING MY WIFE ABOUT THE NICE PEOPLE I MET VISITING FROM OUT OF TOWN.

    • Joe! So good to hear from you! Of course we remember you! Thank you for your kind words. I hope you and your family are doing well. You come up often in our stories of New York. We always talk about the nice man who talked with us for a long time in Times Square on the set of a movie in the middle of the night. If we ever make it back, which hopefully we will because I adore NYC, then we would love to go out to dinner with you and your wife!

  2. Congratulations! It means a lot to have a wonderful partner in life. I need to talk to you about the book about the Oil Springs Wildcat 1959 basketball team. We (Oscar or the CHN) wants to own the copyright jointly so the Oscar would get some of the benefits
    Can you give me your number do we cam talk details before we get started
    Hope your parents are settling in and enjoying being with you. I am visiting with Joni right now.

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