Today is an extra special day. Why? I'm celebrating the fact that 10 years ago today, Cassidy said, "yes" to marry me!
I decided to take Cassidy to the beach in Jacksonville, FL on a chilly, Valentine’s Day. I had bought the ring but I wanted to be creative in how I proposed. I bought an old bottle, a map and decided to write a love letter on it in “pirate language." I wrote the letter on map paper and buried it at Jacksonville beach. We arrived at the beach around 5:00pm that day. As we spent time on the beach, I asked her if she wanted to build a sand castle.
We started digging and quickly we found a bottle buried in the sand. I awkwardly told her that it might be a pirate map from the 1700's! She opened up the map and read the note. The map included everywhere we had traveled together. When she looked up from reading the letter, I was on my knee and asked her if she would marry me (I didn't put the ring in the bottle, it was in my backpack). By God's grace, she said, "yes!" My life has been exponentially better since she said, "yes!"
Cassidy is the greatest blessing in my life next to my relationship with God.
- She is my best friend
- She is an amazing mother to Micah, Hannah and Chloe
- She is my teammate in serving God
- She cares for people
- She is passionate about worshipping God
We left Jacksonville married and now have returned with three awesome children. I am grateful for God's incredible grace.
Happy Valentine's Day Cassidy!