So this blog is mainly just a way for me to shout to the world how lucky I am to have Raymond. I always prayed that God would lead me in a direction where I would find the man of my dreams. Of course, when you're 18, trying to envision spending the rest of your life with someone is a thought that is about as far from mind as figuring out what career path you want to take, or even what am I doing next weekend? But I was so blessed to have met Raymond 5 1/2 years ago and never in my wildest dreams did I envision the blessings for myself that I have received. My wedding day was everything I had imagined for myself and more. I will never be able to express in words the feelings that I had walking towards Raymond at the end of the aisle. He was right there waiting on me, just like he always is. He vowed to love and honor and cherish me that day, and never for even a millisecond did I have any doubt he would see those vows through. I was thankful enough to have a great partner and then pregnancy came along. Now I am especially thankful!! Pregnancy can be a multitude of emotions as I have discovered and just knowing that you have someone there at the end of the day who loves you unconditionally makes it all okay. I know that many of you don't get to see the "behind the scenes Raymond" and so that's really what this blog is for. I have the most amazing husband who puts his every need aside to make sure that I am taken care of. When I start crying while folding the laundry because I am "so overwhelmed," he kisses my forehead and says I don't need to be worried about a thing. And I know he's right. He cooks dinner every night without complaning because he knows I am too exhausted to do so. He rubs my feet and tells me how beautiful I am even though my face looks like a prepubescant teenager and my stomach is swelling by the day. He stands behind me 100% and is the first one to tell me how proud he is of me. He kisses my ever expanding waistline and talks about how excited he is to meet our baby. He doesn't care what day it is or what time, he never forgets to tell me he loves me and how grateful he is that I'm his wife. I always knew that I would be so happy being married to him, but I never knew how perfect he would make me feel. Even when I don't want to see it. He doesn't know I'm writing this, and will probably blush at some of the things that I have written. But that's what I love most about him.
"I am my beloved, and my beloved is me."
- Song of Soloman