Not only is it Super Tuesday (I mentioned I was a political geek, right?) it is our 2 year wedding anniversary! It has been one crazy ride, and one I wouldn’t trade for the world. Clint Spradlin, you are one of the most incredible human beings I’ve ever met and I am still amazed that I get you all to myself for the rest of our lives. You’re smart, funny, loyal, faithful, strong, caring, talented, and I could get lost in your eyes or your smile. You make me a better person- even if I try my darndest not to change. I mean, why would I really want to change… I squish my toothpaste the right way, hang my clothes the right side, load the dishwasher the right way, and wipe the glass shower down. Seriously, OCD to the max and you put up with everything because you know it makes me happy. You always think about me and I just know that one day you’re going to be a wonderful father, like you’re a wonderful husband. Thanks for showing me (or at least trying) how to relax.
Anyway, it also comes as no surprise that you were honored at your job recently. You are hard-working and outgoing. I’m so proud that you won the prestigious President’s Circle, as a top employee for Fidelity Investments. It’s kind of a great moment to reflect on what He’s given us and to give thanks for all of these opportunities.
Remember where it started? From here, just a little house off of Pennsylvania Ave…
You stole my heart from the moment we met. It didn’t hurt that our second date was a pretty neat picnic.
(Pls excuse my horrendous look. It was 120 degrees and muggier than all get out- typical DC summer)
But also remember when we gave all of this up… ? There were some exciting times.
We took a risk and made the move to Texas. We were tested. Starting in a new place, looking for jobs, friends, planning a wedding, starting school… it wasn’t easy. I know working 2 retail jobs was not exactly fun for you… but you not once gave up nor did you let it get to your spirit. I am so thankful that we tried to put God first in our marriage by taking ‘engaged encounters.’ I’m glad your roommate during that class just so happened to be an employee of Fidelity and encouraged you to apply. His plan is so much greater than ours.
So, I’m really excited for you (and selfishly excited to be a part of this- p.s. I’m getting that bathing suit I told you about. Thanks honey!). You truly earned every piece of recognition, and I know that all of it couldn’t be possible without Him. I am so grateful. Now it’s on to enjoying the next years of our lives, seeing what He might have in store for us.
Maybe one of these?!
Okay, not any time soon… but I just HAD to throw that in. You’re the CUTEST baby EVER. I love you. Congratulations!