Michelle loves Chad!

I love my husband. I realize that I've only been married for about a year and I could be accused of still being in the honeymoon stage, but why is it that my love for him continues to grow? The increase has been nothing dramatic. Like nature, it grows ever so slowly everyday. Everyday a little more deeply rooted. Everyday gently sprouting. I'm grateful for him and the increased happiness I find with him. He wrote me a poem the other day-


Our love tumbles and crashes, opening and closing, and sometimes gasps rhythmically out of the water, drying and parching away from where it was born.
And then we crash together again, and her kisses raise the crushed blades of grass and bring the green back to the brown. We rotate like dancers, closer then farther, rekindling, reawakening and falling asleep.
Sometimes when we swing so far away I cannot feel her hand in my hand. I started to panic, that she had turned away. I close my open hand, around hers. Still there.
Standing in one place, once taken for granted, now so difficult to be the stable one. Two planets we revolve around each other, pulling with our gravity, unstabilizing each other with our love and our pushing. I thought she would define my substance, but she defines my space. I thought she would slake my thirst, but she became my seasons. I thought she would give only life, but now she guides me in death and resurrection. I thought love would be my center, but it is my matrix, and my favorite color.

He's definately more romantic and poetic than me. In fact, he had to explain parts of this poem for me...I'll let you try to figure it out for yourself though :)


  1. You guys are definitly a good looking couple! I love the name you picked for your baby! The blocks are ADORABLE! You will have to post a picture of the nursery when you are done. You look great Michelle!

  2. I really like those blocks. If I didn't know you were pregnant, I would think your posture is bad in that picture cuz you have a little pooch. lol Cute stuff you are making though!

  3. I feel jipped Mike and I never had time for a honey moon stage :)

    I had mono the day we got married. He ended up in the hospital less than a month later for a week and took a long time to recover, then I had a miscarriage almost four months into the marriage. . . man life started out rough for us :)

    So the names you picked out aren't family names right? Just names you both like? I love both names. We have a few liam's in our ward. One of them is a William, and liam for short. Name association is funny. The liams in my ward are the CUTEST kids. . . perfect because it's pretty much a given that you will have one cute kid :)

    I can't wait to see his room all finished!!

  4. You are SO cute, Michelle! I'm Lovin all your projects and can't wait to see more. I LOVE your photography! Will you take pics of us when you are in AZ again??? :)