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Mrs. Young?

March 10, 2011
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Mitch and I have been married for about a year and a half now.  So, for a year and a half my signature has included my husband’s name.  At our wedding, the pastor announced us as the new Mr. and Mrs. Young.  My driver’s license is different and my email has changed.  For months before we were married, I couldn’t wait to become Mrs. Young and I absolutely love my new monogram.

But, most of the people I know call me by my first name.  And even the children I know call me Leigh with a cute little “Miss” attached to the front.

A couple weekends ago, Mitch and I hosted five college kids from my sister’s school who needed a place to stay before heading to the airport early in the morning to go on a Habitat for Humanity trip.  As always, we were excited to host together and were excited to meet some of my little sister’s friends from school.  Erin left for the trip the day before and simply gave them my phone number to get in touch with us.  A few hours before they were supposed to come, my phone rang.

“Hello?”  I said as I unsuspectingly picked up my phone.

“Hi!  Mrs. Young?”  a sweet girl said on the other line.

Mrs. Young?  Oh, yes–that’s me!  It took a second to sink in.  Wait a second, surely my sister told her that Mitch and I mere years ago were in college too. Does my sister think of me as a Mrs.?  Did she tell her to call me this to play with my mind?  Nope.  Just a sweet, innocent college girl showing respect to her friend’s sister and her husband.  I guess I am a “Mrs.” after all!

 

Happy (Late) Valentine’s!

March 1, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, Mitch and I celebrated four years of being together!  I love remembering special days like this! (I am also a firm proponent of everyone celebrating a birthday week, and I love celebrating half-year anniversaries–and maybe half birthdays, too.)  Our first date just so happened to fall shortly after this time four years ago, so what better reason to celebrate!  All of these fabulous dates also fell right in line with (what also happens to be my sweet little sister’s birthday!) Valentine’s Day!  Mitch told me we had plans for the day, but as usual kept me in much suspense.  We spent a fun day together writing our “he-said”, “she-said” accounts of our relationship in a sweet journal Mitch found that chronicles your love story through questions you each answer–it was so romantic and so sweet!  I think we will absolutely love looking back on it when we are older and have lived much more life together.

We then came home to cook a fancy dinner together–and in true form I caught the oven on fire, spilled an entire pitcher of water over the beautiful table Mitch set, but it was wonderful.  I love that he makes our smoky house and drenched table wonderful (and more fun that it would have been otherwise!).  So thankful for a husband that shows me the Lord’s love in such a tangible way.

First Dates and Empty Plates

February 18, 2011

On Valentine’s Day four years ago, Mitch and I went on our very first official date.  He brought me flowers and asked if he could take me out to dinner at a nice restaurant.  Very romantic.  The hostess sat us down at our table for two and brought us each a menu.  We both ordered chicken parmesan and were shocked when our waitress brought us each out a bowl of pasta and chicken that looked like a serving dish.  They were huge!  Mitch was in his peak swim season so the calorie overload was no big deal and he finished his whole meal.  After eating until I was full it looked like I had barely touched my plate!  I could see Mitch eyeing up the yummy pasta on my plate so I offered him the rest of mine.  However, the table was teeny, so we needed to actually switch plates so he could eat up the rest.  Just as he began to enjoy his second round, our waitress came back to ask if we needed anything.  It was then that she saw the completely empty plate in front of me and the very full plate in front of Mitch. “Uh…did you enjoy that, honey?”  she asked me with a confused look on her face. I just smiled and said, “It was great!”

4 years ago today…

February 4, 2011

…my best friend became my boyfriend…

…who became my fiance…

…who became my husband…

…who’s still (and will always be) my best friend.

“The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” Psalm 126:3

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