Normally I post on Thursdays about STEAM. But this Thursday is something a bit special. This isn’t your typical engineering STEAM post… It’s a day that I dedicate to a very special engineer. THE engineer in my life. The one who inspires me daily to be a better mom to our kids, a better friend, a better person. So if you stopped by for some engineering encouragement, this might not be what you were looking for today, but it’s the whole reason I do what I do. I am who I am today because of this very special man.
We met online on January 1, 2008. We met in person January 5, 2008. We got engaged January 20, 2008.
And on June 11, 2008, I married Cody Hinnant. I walked down the boardwalk at Walt Disney World in my princess dress, and the king of the castle I had always called home gave me away to my Prince Charming.
Seven years have gone by since that day. In some ways, it seems it’s been my entire life. In other ways, it’s just been a whirlwind.
But in that seven years I have grown and changed, and daily I’m becoming more of who I want to be – because of that man. Cody is absolutely the man God made for me. He knew when I was born exactly who I would need to be my rock, my shoulder to cry on, the father of my children. And each and every day we are together, He is molding us more and more into the people that each other need.
We had beautiful years of marriage before kids. We traveled a lot, and we went on lots of adventures.
And we have beautiful years now – full of new adventures with our two amazing little ones. Sometimes they aren’t always the easiest mountains to conquer, but we’re in this together, and that’s what makes it all worth while.
So, dear sweet husband of mine, here’s to the last seven, the next seven, and the next… on until infinity. I’ll love you forever, and just like from day one, I can’t help falling in love with you – over and over again.
xoxoxoxo… forever. Happy Anniversary, Baby.