5 Years and Counting.

5 Years ago I didn’t know that :

  • My marriage would start with me having a minor nervous breakdown and my brand new husband helping me navigate through all the emotions that finally came crashing through after Marks death. Mac was amazing, and while I still (and always will) feel the affects of losing a husband Mac has always been there to support me.
  • This marriage would involve traveling the US as a paintball photographer, getting published in a paintball magazine and becoming hooked to a sport I barely knew existed. Now I can’t imagine my world without it and I can’t wait to get back in to it after baby #2.
  • I would have such an ‘easy’ time getting pregnant after all of my previous struggles. Apple has been such a blessing to us, sure some days are hard but Mac and I have really learned how to communicate and work together in this last year.
  • I didn’t know I still had so much to learn about myself, I thought all the struggles Mark and I had together helped me learn ‘everything about myself.’ Boy was I wrong. Learning about yourself however, really helps a marriage. Being able to explain to Mac WHY has been a big help to our relationship.
  • I didn’t know I could love again like this, and I thank God everyday for blessing me with Mac.  The last 5 years haven’t always been smooth, but they have been amazing. I’ve learned that everyone has their story and that just makes our love stronger, harder at times sure, but mostly stronger. We both know bad things happen, we understand that marriage can be hard and we came into this marriage with that understanding.  It sounds strange but it was a blessing to come in to this marriage and skip the ‘honeymoon stage.’ We dug right into life and have come out ahead.


Mac, its been an exciting 5 years, and our next 5 will be entirely different. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us next. Love you!



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