Then Comes Marriage

Cambre and I went fishing one night and were having fun just sitting and talking, waiting for the fish to bite. He asked me to go get a jig out of the tacklebox, and although I wasn’t sure exactly what I was looking for, I figured I’d be able to pick it out once I got there. I hopped up, walked over to his truck and opened the lid to the tacklebox. I didn’t see any fishing equipment, but instead I saw the most beautifully written poem I’d ever read. Once I finished reading, I turned around and saw him on his knee with a gorgeous ring. He asked me to be his wife and I immediately said yes! We were so happy and excited, and had no idea what we had just agreed to do! 🙂

We were engaged for just under a year before we tied the knot at the same place we were engaged. We spend our engagement living in separate states while he trained for his job and I finished school. It wasn’t ideal, but we made the best of it. He came to visit every weekend and we talked on the phone all the time.

After our wedding, we moved into our house together and set up our home. We didn’t live close to any friends or family and learned to rely on only each other. We are really simple people and don’t require much to stay entertained. We liked going on walks, to church, cooking together, going a few weekend trips, and to see family.

We learned a lot about each other and worked through expectations we had for marriage that we didn’t even know we had. A lot of couples say the first year is the hardest, but I don’t think our first year was that rough. I would say it does get better with time, but it was never hard. I truly believe we never had major problems because we each try to live out the roles given for husbands and wives in the bible. If you let the bible be your guide for every single aspect of your life, it just goes a lot smoother.

I’m married to my best friend and we have a wonderful life together. Each day we have together is a blessing, and I’m looking forward to a lifetime of happiness with him.