Brandon & Kristin

Brandon & Kristin

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

4 1/2 Years Ago

Four and a half years ago I proposed to Kristin. It was just after her birthday and she thought that she was I was simply taking her out to celebrate but I had different plans. I had found a nice little piece of beach that was at the base of some small cliffs. It would disappear during high tide and was not easily accessible even during low tide.

This can be a very long story, but I will spare you all the details. Eventually we made it to this secluded little beach and Kristin still had no idea what I had in mind. After a little time passed, I asked her to marry me and she said yes.

Just two days ago Kristin and I headed back to that little beach only this time it was under much different circumstances. This time we carried the ashes of our little girl who had been born exactly 4 weeks earlier. We prayed on the way there, as we walked down to the beach, and when we finally got there. It was a sad time for Addie's mom and dad and we know that our Father's heart hurt with us.

I am so thankful to have a wife like Kristin in these times. Four and a half years ago I had only seen a small piece of who Kristin was. I had no idea the quality or depth of character. All I knew was that I liked what I had seen and that I felt God's hand on our relationship. There is no one else that I would rather be with in these days.

1 comment:

carrie said...

oh goodness... i remember so clearly that phone call, the giggles, the excitement, the long version of the story :o) ...i remember begging for every last detail and kristin, you happily sharing - describing the engagement as a moment by moment replay. your engagement marked the beginning of your story. a story that clearly has already revealed unexpected and devistating turns - but it also represents this journey of strength and faitfulness. a journey/story that only God could have planned. my sweet friends, today i am praying for your continued love in one another - that you turn to each other, support each other and find comfort in one anothers arms. love you. carrie