I said I do because Derek had all of the characteristics I wanted in a life partner and when I prayed for myself I found myself praying for him as well. He was always there for every pivotal transitional moment in my life since I was 16 years old. I felt God’s joy when I was around him, I could never stay mad at him. I knew I loved him and he made it clear that he loved me. I wanted children that would have him as their father. I really loved his family and being around them. He wanted to grow as a man and we kept growing together. We got better as individuals together. We shared the same vision for life, passion, goals, interests, and faith in God. Life felt more full when I was with him.
When I imagined my life I couldn’t imagine it without her. The key to ‘I do’ is to have the revelation that it’s not just at the altar. ‘I do’ is a decision everyday of your life. Many believe Love is a feeling. And it is…but that alone won’t be the foundation for a successful relationship. Love is a decision. And to decide is to kill off all other options. When you say I do what you’re really saying is you trust what God has purposed in your life. Faune always pushed me to be great, she has always been my favorite person to create with, she’s the funniest person I know, I love her and her family, she is my rib that protects vital organs, and I knew she would be the best mother to our children. I prayed that God would bring us together and allow me the privilege of being her husband.