day 6: taylor

Today, I’m thankful for the guy pictured above. 

I’m thankful for his love of the outdoors, and how we adventure together. (As I’m typing this, he’s fly fishing in an Austin creek while I’m enjoying the sound of rapids behind us)

I’m thankful for his silly side, and how it brings out the child in my heart too. 

I’m thankful for how he can make me laugh even when I’m annoyed or frustrated. He reminds me that life really is too short to sweat the small stuff. 

I’m thankful for how his logic balances out my emotions, but doesn’t negate them. 

I’m thankful for his integrity, thoughtfulness, and kindness. 

I’m thankful for how hard he works. He sets a great example in work ethic, commitment and just plain showing up with all you have every day. 

I’m thankful for how he pursued me from day 1 through my stubbornness and fear, and how he’s continued to pursue me in the same way every day since. 

Most of all, I’m thankful for how he’s shown me Jesus. Because of him, I know more of Jesus’ love and relentless pursuit of me. I feel safe and loved with Taylor, and with the Lord. That’s everything to me. 

Perfect love truly does cast out fear. Our love is far from perfect, but it points to the love we have in Jesus. I’m forever thankful for that, and for the gift I’ve been given in Taylor. 

Happy birthday to my other half. 

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