Today I get to take a little break from talking about book stuff and share some happiness with you.
Before I continue, I will tell you though, the final edits on the last book in the Secret Keeper are done and it is in the hands of the printer! Watch for release date info:)
So the happy thing I want to share is that today is my 24th Wedding Anniversary with my sweetheart Matt. The above pic was taken awhile ago but captures my family in all its imperfect glory. The fun thing about our story is that it was not love at first site. He and I were both doing missionary work for our church when we met and in our faith, you dedicate yourself to helping and teaching other people completely while you are on your mission which means, no dating, working, or other activities that a typical twenty something might do. In fact, one day, when our paths crossed, Matt accidentally made me cry and I am not a cryer! We still laugh about that.
So we were friends first and after I was done with my missionary service and back to typical life, I drove to Utah for a friend's wedding. In North Carolina, Matt had given me his number and told me if I came through Utah, to give him a call. While in Utah, I wanted to check out some colleges and it started snowing--A lot! I took Matt up on his offer, and as not to terrify all of Utah with my lack of snow-driving skills, I asked him to drive me around to look at the colleges.
Long story short, we married nine months later and have had an amazing life together. We think this is miraculous because growing up, we were kids of repeated divorce. Our trick for staying together? We follow one simple rule. BE NICE...even when you don't feel like it.
I write stories, often with a happily ever after and they are a lot of fun. But, I wonder if we should really call our Prince Charmings, Prince Nice-guy or Prince I'll-show-up-even-when-it-gets-hard, because really anyone can be charming for a minute. The real princes are the guys like my husband that love you even though you're imperfect and just show up everyday willing to make life the best it can be.
Thanks for letting me share a bit of our story and Happy Anniversary my love:) Here's to twenty four more.