Todays person is my husband, Theo Hines.
It’s no secret around these parts that Theo is an incredibly wonderful man.
When we met, we were both not interested in dating anyone. We were at college to make friends and get good grades. And then we met and slowly realized that God had other plans for our lives.
Of course, our dating years were wonderful and were spent going on fun (but cheap) dates, hanging out with friends, having school breaks together and simply enjoying time constantly focused on one another. I mean…of course we were in love!
Our engagement was beautiful and I wouldn’t trade a moment of it for anything. The way he proposed is still one of my favorite things, ever.
I will admit that our engagement was a stressful time. I was sick for four months of it, and then I almost single-handedly planned our entire wedding while out of the state the wedding would take place in. I was convinced being married would solve all our problems! I was told the first two years of marriage are the easiest, but I didn’t find that to be true at all. Instead, I found the first year to be the hardest one and the second one to be so, so much fun.
Then along came the children, and things became less about us and more about them. And it did get a lot harder. Marriage was put on the back burner, sometimes intentionally and sometimes not. But one thing is for sure: watching Theo be a Dad and a foster Dad is one of the greatest gifts I have been given.
I wanted to briefly tell our story so that I can brag even more about my husband. It hasn’t always been peachy for us, and some of the months/years we have been together have been down-right difficult. But almost four years of marriage and six years together and I’m so, so thankful for this man who is:
A wonderful father
A Faithful Husband
((just to name a few)).
He is not perfect, and I never want to give off the impression that he or I or our marriage is in a constant state of perfection. We have arguments and disagreements and sometimes expectations aren’t met and communication is lacking.
But I’m so thankful that I committed my life to this man, and he to I. I am thankful that it’s not always easy, and that we grow together in the hard times. I am thankful that we have a family and a life and that we get to do all these adventures together. I am thankful that God brought us together and that He will give us the strength to continue on together.
I love you, Theo.