I am going to start a series on this blog of my love story with Dr. Wile E. Coyote. Even though I’ve only started talking about him in the last year (and now we’re married!), we have known each other since 2011. Some of our friends and family hadn’t even realized we’d known each other that long. Anyway, this series, entitled “It’s a Love Story,” will tell you a little more about us. A friend of mine wrote her and her husband’s love story on her blog, and it motivated me. Besides, if I don’t write it down now, how will I remember it later? And now, just for funzies, here are some pics from our wedding!
It was a wonderful day. I just wanted to share some pics here for family– friends and family, all of you! Go check out the rest of our wedding pictures that we uploaded to Facebook! (There are like 400 of them, but it takes you through the entire day.) Also, anybody in SW Minnesota, be sure to check out Tony Miller Photography!
Stay tuned for the series, as I’ll try to upload a new one every week!
Colossians 2:9-10, “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.” Basically, this is saying that Christ completes us. Not a soulmate or lover. Christ. In Genesis 2:18, God says, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” And then woman was formed.
Here I was, all ready to gush about my recent wedding and the awesomeness that it is being Mrs….Wile E. Coyote (AKA Meyer). And then the Lord just kind of tapped me on the shoulder. Christ completes me. D and I do help each other and kind of fill in gaps, but we are not the fullness of the other. I knew this, and I just want to make it clear. (Now that I found where it is stated super clearly in scripture!) D and I are our own, independent people. We have individual relationships with God and with our own friends. We are two totally different people. What a miracle it is that God can take two very different people and make them ONE! “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). When someone gets married, relationship priorities shift. Parents don’t help make big, important decisions. The spouse does. Parents may give advice, especially when sought out, but the number one person in a married person’s life is their spouse.
Dr. Wile E. Coyote and I have been praying since we started dating that our relationship would be glorifying to God. He has been hearing our prayers. This I know because of a few things: the doc (student) and I started dating in August. We were engaged on New Year’s. Married on June 28. Everything in our relationship has just landed in place. It’s incredible. Our wedding was focused 100% on God, and all our guests could see it. We didn’t have alcohol at our reception, but it was a PARTY! That fact really spoke to the place where our reception was and the people helping us out there. Those who we’ve shared our story with have been encouraged, and those who have been watching our story unfold have seen it, too.
So here we are, living in Pikeville, Kentucky. The Lord has been hearing our prayers for this place, too. Awesome landlords, we fell in love with a church the first full day we were here (Sunday), and we’ve been invited out to supper sometime this week by a couple that has lived here for a while (from Minnesota!?). Anyway, we honeymooned out here with minimals and some wedding presents. Dr. Wile E. Coyote’s parents will be out here next week with a U-Haul and the rest of our stuff. So, it’s been a challenge filled with late-night Wal-Mart runs when we realized how smart we were and forgot a blanket for the bed, a pillow for me, and laundry detergent? Ha.
I’ve only been married for like, a week, but already I have been hearing prayers answered there too. I have been praying that God loves my husband through me. I have been given this patience I didn’t know I possessed when I really just want to yell. I have been showing grace, when other parts of me fight it. Ya’ll who aren’t married yet? Patience and grace are huge things you notice real fast.
I felt like I needed to update you, my readers, on my life. I can’t even really talk about being married yet because it has been 10 days. That’s it. But those 10 days have been awesome and filled with road trips, no schedule, and a plethora adventures—exploring new cities, going to new restaurants that are common in the south, and talking with all those nice people with different accents. (Although, I guess since we’re the outsiders here, it is us with the accents!)
Hello everyone! I haven’t blogged in a very long time and I apologize. I seriously was going to do one about Christmas cards closer to Christmas, but I hit “save draft” and was having technical difficulties uploading pics. Excuses, excuses. In the news: I’M ENGAGED! If you want to know the story, it’s really long and I’m sorry, but I’m not telling it today. Dr. Wile E. Coyote planned out this whole big long day, and it was wonderful. That was New Year’s Eve (at like, 2pm, because that’s when he could get into the building where we had summer project, aka, where we met). Since then, I’ve been a “giggly mess” according to Doc WEC, and I’ve begun wedding planning and talking to friends, telling them the story, etc, etc. I was on Skype for 5 hours today! (One of those calls being to the pre-doc. I pretty much love talking with him all the time. And that was only for like, two hours.)
Anyway, I’ve been thinking about my relationship with D and how fast and how far we’ve come in the last, eh, five months. I now zoom in on Genesis 24 and talk about D and my relationship at the same time:
Back in July, D told me that he was interested in pursuing me. In Genesis 24, we see a servant who is sent by Abraham to find a wife for Isaac, and this was quite the task. The woman was to say something specific, and then the servant was to bring the woman back to the foreign land where Abraham lived with his wife and son. So the servant goes. He finds her, this woman for Isaac. And then he tells her to come with him. Her family is all like “Ehhh….” but she’s like, “I will go” (v58b). So she goes with Abraham’s servant and BOOM! Wife for Isaac. Backing up to the first sentence of this paragraph: Dr. Wile E. Coyote tells me he’s interested in pursuing me. There’s a condition, that he’s going to go to a med school that’s way out of state. First thing I told him? “I’ll go anywhere.” In a sum up (because I don’t remember exactly what I said), I told him what Ruth told Naomi in Ruth 1:16: “Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay.” I told him that I can teach anywhere, and if God has another job for me, I’ll do that wherever God brings me. And God was working in our relationship like crazy. My friend Marissa calls us “like, 1200 kinds of adorable.”
Now, we’re planning a wedding for the month before he starts med school. And it will be hard. A new place, and the only person I’ll know is Dr. Coyote. It’ll be a different culture, too, and I’ll be totally starting over. I mean, now is def the time to make such a drastic move. A couple months back, I was reading Deuteronomy and God told me to go ahead and go to Kentucky (this was before D had officially accepted the offer). Deuteronomy 31:6: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of (x), for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you.” (X could equal anything you want. For me, this was a lot of fear of the unknown.) Isn’t God great? D and I talk about scripture and pray together, and it is great. That’s what first made us notice each other. [Insert silly lovesick puppy smiley face here.]
Anyhoo, the next few months seem to be busy ones, but I’m excited. They’ll be good. And I’m getting MARRIED to my best friend! That’s the most exciting part. Is there a most exciting part? Well, that’s probably it. There’ll be lotsa other good stuff, too. I have no idea what job I’ll have in KY or where exactly we’ll be living. But as Abraham tells his worried servant in Genesis 24:7, God is totally at work here. Wanna bet? Everything will be fine, because “God will send his angel before you.” His way will come to pass. And so far, I like his way much better than mine.