A year ago today, my husband my forever Valentine asked me to be his wife - the first time- without a ring. That night he had a preaching engagement so we didn’t get to spend Valentine’s Day together. I cooked a simple meal at my apartment, he came by for a few after he finished ministering and that’s the night he told me he had a ‘sit down’ meeting with my father & got my father’s blessing to marry me. He asked me to marry him but told me he needed a little more time to get an actual ring for me. Of course, I said yes. It wasn’t about a ring. And, he didn’t know this but my parent’s got engaged without a ring so I knew the value of considering a person’s heart and GENUINE love for you no matter what they can materialistically offer you. We kept it super low for a few until I made an unofficial Feyonce( fiancée) post. My actual ring came March 8th 2017, and we did in fact get married October 21st 2017 just under 8 months later, but Valentines Day will always be significant to me. It was the day I really understood how ministry and marriage would look like being married to a Pastor but also how ministry and marriage would work for us if we made everyday a significant day for each other. And that’s what we do. Every 21st of the month we have a simple celebration because we celebrate the small wins and every month we stay unified in a world where divorce is normal is a small win for us. You can catch us coming home with random gifts for each other and or cooking each other’s favorite meals just because. It’s been quite an adventure thus far but I am truly blessed to be taking the journey with my best friend @dasherronmin. Marriage doesn’t have to be difficult. And the first months and even the first year DOES NOT have to be hard. Marry your best friend and you’ll find that your marriage even in trials that come will be a journey of walking together. Happy Valentines Day to my Papa Bear 🐻🖤 enjoying these times when it’s just us before it becomes more of “us” lol.