Oh my, I have not done a very good job with this blogging! Oh well.
I have so many fun things to tell you about - Lauren's WONDERFUL visit (but you can read about it here!), Halloween in our sweet neighborhood, concerts and football and friends.
But for today, I'll just return to the blog to tell you about Jayson and my one year anniversary weekend.
One year! That's 365 days together!
We watched the UGA/Auburn game, which could not have been more perfect (for a Georgia fan, at least). We spent time with friends. We went to brunch at Sun in my Belly and drank pumpkin spice lattes.
On Sunday, we drove over three hours to Plains, GA to go to Maranatha Baptist Church, where President Jimmy Carter teaches a Sunday school class that's open to the public. According to the bulletin, the church has 23 members, but there were people visiting from all across the country and world. We laughed at ourselves for driving for almost seven hours back and forth through (literally) cotton fields to go to a one-hour Bible study, but it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We love to do weird things for the sake of the experience. :)
We went to one of our favorite restaurants, Tantra, for our anniversary dinner. We gave each other sweet gifts that made each other cry. Also, we gave each other the exact same card. And we weren't surprised by that - in fact, we kind of expected it. The card said, "Soul mates - when two hearts beat as one."
I suppose the idea of soul mates can be somewhat controversial. I'm not a crazy mystic person by any means, nor do I think that if I had been born in the 1700's in London that I would be searching the world, lost and lonely, for my other missing half who was unfortunately fated to be born in America in 1985. But what I do know is this: that God divinely authored my story and Jayson's story, and He designed us to be together. He knit us both together in our mothers' wombs and uniquely crafted us - from our quirky, similar senses of humor to our complementary dreams and desires - to fit together. He orchestrated our paths for decades to bring us to the same city, in the same circle of friends, both single at the same time. Then, in each other, He gave us our person, the person who just gets you, the person who makes you the best person on this side of eternity that you can be.
To me, that's a soul mate. And I thank our good and gracious and loving God for mine.
One year down, many more to go! I love you babe!