Love at First “Height”

Five years ago, around Valentine’s Day, my dad took me to a special restaurant for dinner. A looong discussion ensued regarding my future and what steps I should be taking. Together we decided that I should continue to wait at home for God’s direction. I would continue serving in my local church, pursuing studies, and helping my family. Only two days following this conversation, Joshua wrote to my Dad for the first time, beginning a correspondence which would shortly result in our courtship and marriage.

I feel as if every Valentine’s Day were the anniversary of the beginning of our story. How grateful I am to be five years into our relationship, so loved and cherished by the man who is so perfect for me. Marriage just keeps getting better! In celebration of the day, Joshua and I had made special plans to go rock climbing, something we really enjoy doing together.

The rock gym where we spent a fun Valentines Day.

The rock gym where we spent a very fun Valentine's Day.

Giving it my best shot!

Giving it my best shot

Joshua makes it look easy. He is quite good!

Joshua makes it look easy. He is quite good!

Today we were bouldering, so we were only climbing a short way off the ground. The slanted walls force you to build arm strength.

These are bouldering walls, so we were only climbing a short way off the ground. The slanted walls force you to build arm strength.

Trying to figure out where to go next.

Trying to figure out where to go next.

Those big blue pads come in handy for falls.

Those big blue pads come in handy for falls.

At the top!

At the top!

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Afterward we enjoyed coffee and lunch at a favorite cafe. It was the perfect place to stop in out of the constantly falling snow.

Stay Tuned: Over the next few weeks, we are planning to begin a series of posts on how God brought us together 5 years ago from opposite sides of the globe, without ever having even met each other!

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