for chris.

February 13, 2012



The other night I went upstairs where Chris was working. He had stopped for a moment to play on the piano.

I stopped.
Sat down and watched.

I watched as his fingers slid across the keys.

Chris can play music by ear. meaning if he hears a song on the radio he can come home and play it perfectly on the piano or guitar. Its incredible.

Honestly it has been forever since i just stopped, slowed down and noticed him. Noticed his gifts.

As he was playing i started praying "Lord let me delight in him.... please let me never take for granted all of his gifts that you have blessed him with. He is so talented. Let that take my breath away for years to come."

It's easy after 7 years to stop noticing.
Life gets busy, kids fill your time.
But i don't want to stop.

want to really see him.

I want to see his beautiful videos.
I want to see his almond shaped beautiful eyes.
I want to see his gifts in music.
I want to see him loving our babies.

I want him to notice me.

I want to be his everything and take his breath away.

Before I got married, I thought once you got married all your insecurities went away. Mine didn't. I was insecure before marriage and I am insecure now. Constantly battling "am I enough?"

But you know what.

Chris is enough. He is MORE than enough- he is everything I could hope for....he should always feel that from me.

Chris, this ones for you today- I love you. You make me so happy. 
Happy Valentine's Day.





camera strap and cute pouch c/o: the Jolly Tog
shoes c/o: blowfish

50 comments:

  1. you are absolutely precious. Love these sweet pictures.

    Much love,
    Ellie

    http://www.thellielife.blogspot.com/

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  2. This is beautiful! It's so true, so easy to take my husband for granted and not slow down long enough to notice the beauty in him. I shall do that today. :) Thanks Casey.

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  3. Sigh! This was absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the reminder to appreciate the gifts of our loved ones.

    ....and these photos are gorgeous. xo

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  4. Beautiful post.

    Beautiful pictures.

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  5. You guys are such a beautiful couple. I can definitely see the love of Christ radiating between you too. Encouraging blog post!

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  6. Such a beautiful post. I have to say of all the pics you post. I absolutely love these. You look so beautiful when you smile. God bless you and your family.

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  7. I love your colorful and crazy clothing!

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  8. This was beautiful. Such sweet pictures and heartfelt words!

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  9. can you two be any more lovely?!!!

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  10. This still makes me stop and think, even if I'm just dating and not engaged yet. He is so helpful to everyone, and is musically gifted, and hardworking and smart, and I always want to appreciate that about him, even after we've been married for a long time and are busy with jobs and kids. Thanks so much for this post. Happy Valentine's.

    -Lindsey

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  11. Oh Casey, you are a lovely couple, and you have a beautiful family. What an amazing love story! And, what a precious post to your husband..That's what life is all about ~ The Love.

    Wishing you both a wonderful Valentines Day!

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  12. You two are so cute together. You sound like an inspirational couple. May God bless you. Happy Valentine's Day! :)

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  13. I pray that God gives me a love like you have for your husband...it is so precious! Ya'll are precious together, period.

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  14. you write so well. the way you describe things, makes me feel like I was there watching you watch your hubby! So sweet. Thanks for the reminder xoxo

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  15. Oh my word! So sweet! Thanks for sharing your heart with us.

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  16. Casey! This is so sweet! I feel the same about my hubby. I love all of these photos, they are beautiful!

    xo.
    molly @ urban nester
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  17. ya'll are such a beautiful couple!! happy valentines day :)

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  18. i'm pretty sure there is no cuter couple than you two and no sweeter blog than this.

    i pray the same thing for us as well....to stop and always notice. and to always be able to see him through gods eyes.

    xoxo my sweet friend.

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  19. oh...this post gave me butterflies :) the beautiful photos...and the incredible love that oozed from every word you wrote about your husband. I too want to cherish and love my sweetheart forever and never settle. And I was nodding my head I read that you still struggle with insecurities...amen sister. Even though my husband, I'm sure yours as well, loves more than I ever hoped or dreamed, I still want to be all that he deserves...everything and more. thank goodness God is there to help us, as couples, grow more in love with each other every day right? :)

    and happy HAPPY valentine's day tomorrow to you & your sweet fam.

    xo
    haley

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  20. i got chills when i read this...nothing new, though :)

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  21. Seems like God has blessed you.. and him.
    Thank you for the reminder that it isnt just about telling my hubby i love him, but i need to keep him in my prayers. Him and us and our life together.
    God is good :)

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  22. all your pics are sooo super cute =)

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  23. I came across you through Kelle Hampton, and I can't get enough! You are so inspiring!! Your words are beautiful and your love radiates through them!

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  24. This is how I feel a lot of the time--i just want to remember everything and never take anything for granted, which is easier said than done!

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  25. could yall really be any cuter in person? happy valentines day
    may the Lord fill you with peace, joy and love!

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  26. Casey~
    I just wanted to let you know that I was praying for you as a wife and mother and lover of Jesus early when I woke this morning. I blogged yesterday about true love myself yesterday and most of what I wrote was about how hard it is! It's not about chocolates and roses and sunshiny days and always doing the right thing at the right time and spilling it over to the people around us who care most. But about seeing each other through the days that are dark and about holding on to each other when the world says it's easier to just let go. It's about being so in love with God and who He wants us to be that we choose to grow and change and become more of that each day. And when we fall short, it's about admitting it and growing in humility and seeing just how much we NEED a Savior! I am grateful that as many times as the enemy tries to drag me down and tell me lies and make me believe I am unworthy, that God put a wonderful man in my life who loves me in spite of my faults and has commited to me for the long haul. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know you were prayed for in Minnesota this morning. Trying to be the kind of person you feel you are inside is a challenge in this fallen world of ours. I consider a privilege to be able to lift you you before God and to encourage you to keep doing what you're doing. I send my love to you and Chris as you journey life together. May God show you His grace, mercy and Love on the good days, the challenging days and on all the ones inbetween too. xoxo

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  27. Such a blessing to have such a loving partner. Not to mention the two of you are just absolutely gorgeous. No wonder your babies are so beautiful. God bless you and your marriage.

    My Hearts day post:http://myrandasu.blogspot.com/2012/02/love.html

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  28. What beautiful pictures and a beautiful post. This is so true. When I actually sit back to look at my husband I do fall in love with him all over again. May we always live in that moment of love.

    bless you casey!

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  29. you two are just perfect together! happy valentine's day!
    xo TJ

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  30. beautiful. so true. it's so easy to forget to fall in love everyday with our husbands. getting caught up in life. love this post.

    http://lilmisssweeney.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-day.html

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  31. This is SO beautiful! What an amazing family and couple. You are an inspiration. Sometimes it's so hard to really love those that are most important to us well and remember why we love them in the first place. This is a good reminder to appreciate the ones we've got in our life, especially on Valentines Day. Thank's for sharing!

    Allie Ruth Morris
    acatchychorus.blogspot.com

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  32. You two are so sweet together!! An inspiring couple.
    xo
    Happy Valentine's Day to you both!!!!!
    xo

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  33. So sweet, Casey. Nice to remember the amazing people in your life, especially the one who is right under your nose and always there for you.

    http://sincerelyarizona.blogspot.com/

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  34. Beautifully put...I love moments like that...thanks for sharing this:) Gorgeous pictures as well, your love comes through the photos for sure!xoxo

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  35. Thanks so much for reminding us all to just stop and notice our loved ones gifts and talents. I have some improvement to make in that area. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your beautiful family!

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  36. I don't know how weird this may sound, but it actually makes me feel better that you feel insecure. I know that sounds crazy, but I am SO insecure. Same as you. Was before I got married and still struggle with it. You are such a beautiful girl and you still struggle with insecurities. Its so nice to relate to someone that knows how I feel as well.

    www.myheartisyoursblog.com

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  37. You and Chris are one of the most adorable couples ever!! I hope that when I get older and get married (Im only 15 now) That my husband and I will have a great relationsship like the two of you obviously have!!
    Thanks for inspiring me!

    xoxo,
    Madeline
    www.FlameintheDarkness.com

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  38. you are such an amazing person inside and OUT don't doubt yourself EVER!
    and he's not only talented, handsome, but a GREAT person/daddy/hubby as well. I love how you write!
    you guys are beautiful together!
    lovely post!
    tara

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  39. p.s. 2 of my nieces play the piano (and other instruments) by ear, it's truly AMAZING!
    tara

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  40. What a sweet post :) love the pictures too.. precious

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  41. You have the most beautiful writing style, Casey. Another post (letter) that has brought me to tears.

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  42. Such a beautiful post. It gave me goosebumps. My husband plays the guitar. And I adore it when he plays. I have always had a love for music and so when he taught himself how to play the guitar I was SO impressed with him.

    Im so proud of him and I LOVE to listen to him play and sing. ♥

    Anyways you two are such a beautiful couple. I read your love story the other day.. and what a sweet story it was.

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