::All About Marriage:: A Love Story



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Casey Wiegand sharing her love story today.  You might have read it before, but it is too good not to share again over here.  Casey writes seemlessly and beautifully about her life, faith, kids, and adventures.  Warning, once you start reading her blog, you will get sucked in.  It is a gem of read, and this love story is just the tip of the iceberg!
 
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I will begin at my highschool graduation 
(where it all began....sort of).

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Chris is 4 years older than me so he was at my highschool graduation with his current girlfriend at the time (they were watching her little sis graduate). I am not sure how this came about but he asked who I was. smiley face. She told him... that is Casey Jones and she'll be at Baylor next year. I graduate, make it to Baylor and Chris can name countless times that we were at the same places... always remembering who I was from that initial sighting. My sophomore year he sat behind me at a concert and tried to get the courage to talk to me the whole time and never said a word. Fast forward time....(he is older) so he graduates, moves back to Dallas. I still don't know he exists and we have still never officially met.

*Another funny sidenote. Some of Chris' friends from college live right near my parent's house so he would always drive past hoping to see me. :)

I graduate college in August. One night Chris was at a highschool football game with a bunch of guys and my little brother, Travis, walks up to the group. Chris asks who that is..."Casey Jones' little brother" (so I am back on his mind)...then later that evening we both randomly wind up at a Kanakuk reunion. He waited at the bottom of the elevators to talk to me and I took the stairs!

So finally he decided just to get my number and call me. What was supposed to be a phonecall for a "sort-of blind"date turned into hours of conversation. I didn't even know what he looked like at the time. He took me out on a date on October 21. I remember thinking I was in serious trouble because there was such an instant connection. We are both artists, see the world very uniquely, have interesting personalities with very specific needs. 

Three months later he told me he loved me and wanted to spend his life with me. 
(he didnt tell me he had been "eyeing" me for awhile until we had been together for a month or so).

We went to Hawaii after 5 months of dating and he proposed to me on our one year anniversary. 
We had an 8 month engagement, married on June 16... 
I was 23 years old. 
We started our business/studio when I was 24.
We had Aiden when I was 25 and Ainsleigh at 27. 
And here we are today.

There is obviously a lot that has happened in the middle. We have had some messy patches, hard patches, ups & downs. I have let him down a zillion times and he has done the same.

But at the end of the day... Christopher has always said 
"There was only one girl I could spend my life with...and that's you." 
And I believe it. Through better or worse. He has made all my dreams come true. He has changed my life. He has loved me well. He has made me a better me.Through day in and day out. 

He chose me. And I am thankful.

Our story :).

9 comments:

  1. this was so simple and beautiful. thank you for sharing.

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  2. can i just say that i completely UH-Dore her and her blog and family?! so amazing.

    thanks for sharing their sweet story. . . nothing like a good love story to make those kissin' lips pucker right up!

    xoxo

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  3. i love casey so much, saw you on twitter actually and that you were from DC... me too :) love your blog!!!!!

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  4. love the idea of chris eyeing you all that time without you even knowing :)

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  5. Saw this via Twitter, too! I love Casey! And your cute 'lil blog! xoxoxo

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  6. Hi Casey! I agree with Bridget... I love that your man had been noticing you for years. That's awesome.

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  7. Aw I love this story. It's so dang sweet, and clearly they're meant to be :)

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  8. How sweet to be adored for so long and end with such a sweet man!

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  9. Casey, you love story gets better and better each time I read it. Love you guys! Thanks so much for sharing over here as part of my marriage series!

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