April 5, 2009

Ten Years

Ten years ago today I walked in from school, sat down at my computer and waited anxiously for a 15 year old boy to sign on to AOL instant messenger. I knew the "big talk" was coming. He signed on and the conversation went something like this:

tstepp10: Hey
tnt2001: Hey
tstepp10: So will you?
tnt2001: What? Be your girlfriend?
tstepp10: Yeah.
tnt2001: I'm not answering over instant messenger. You have to call so I know it's really you.

We were so eloquent with our feelings as teenagers! Needless to say, April 5th, 1999 was one of the most important days of my life. I was just 16 when Todd asked me to be his girlfriend and I didn't hesitate to say yes. I just had no idea that my new boyfriend would soon become my best friend and later my husband. I am still in awe that God would bring the man of my dreams into my life at age 16 and that 10 years later I would still be sharing my life with him. To say I'm blessed doesn't even scratch the surface.

Don't get me wrong, our wedding anniversary is also very important, but to think that Todd and I have been together a decade today is pretty surreal. I'm more in love with him today than I was 10 years ago. He is a wonderful husband, an amazing best friend and an incredible follower of Jesus. I just wish I had the words to describe how in love with him I am.

Happy ten years, babe. Thanks for growing up with me. I love you.


  1. Oh goodness.

    When you said, "Thanks for growing up with me," I lost it.

    We are so honored to know you both and to get to witness your love for each other. Congratulations on your first decade.

  2. fitthebattleof: Hey
    fitthebattleof: Happy anniversary!
    fitthebattleof: Love you guys!
    fitthebattleof: gtg
    fitthebattleof: L8er!

    (fitthebattleof = Josh Rush in 1999)

  3. yea! so thankful for ya'll and the sweet relationship we all get to witness <3

  4. this is one of the cutest things i've ever seen. looking fwd to eventually meeting tstepp10. :) - ash

  5. The sweetest blog ever! I love your story. Congrats on 10 years! It goes by so fast doesn't it? But there are many many more awesome things ahead. God bless ya!