Shan is prob gonna be mad, but since I know her password, I decided to do a guest blog without her knowledge (i will prob never know the password again after this, but oh well....). Anyways, roughly a month ago we got engaged and I know that I am the one who is receiving the true blessing! I thought I would just take a chance to tell you guys just a little bit of why I LOVE this woman. I love Shannon because she is a Christ follower and lover first! Sometimes she doesn't see it, but I can see it shine through in every little thing she does, the way she handles situations, her faith is so strong even against things that might frustrate her, she always has a gentle spirit, kind to all people (even those who want a double quarter pounder, inside joke, sorry if you don't get it). It's incredible just to be around her everyday she brings a smile to my face always, the way she laughs at my jokes even when they are ultra cheesy and calls me out on telling stories 8 billion times (remember that time...in dallas...she knows the rest, I wouldn't let her forget). Her eyes tell more about her than she realizes, in them I can see the love that she has for her friends, the compassion and passion she has for speaking out against injustice and the love she has for her family. To be honest I've told her this multiple times, that she is BETTER than the girl of my dreams 1) because she's real 2) because things that I never thought I would need or didn't even think about are present in her, she is truly the one that I believe God has created to make me a better me. One of the other things I love about Shan is that she shares me and wants me to be involved in her life, I've met so many really cool people and some that are just okay (jenn, jk you guys are awesome!) that have really accepted me and loved me for who I was. Just so ya'll know it is an honor to be a part of your lives and to see the faith present in your families that I hope to have if God sees fit in our future family!
Lastly I love Shannon, because she is Shannon. From the moment we started exchanging text messages and started hanging out I knew that she is the one that I loved, and God just took His time molding us and making us into the people we needed to be before He brought us together. Everyone knows that we are both a little unique from our talents and skills and just overall awkwardness and her awesomeness and the families that we come from but all these things make us into the people that we are and the people that God needs us to be to further His plan.
It is truly my absolute joy and honor to be your fiance Shannon Marie, I love you always! I feel bad for all the other boyfriends that they don't have THIS honor (that means you nathan).