A Lot of Love

Today, I'm finding myself filled with a lot of love.

Earlier this week, I was in a car accident. I’m okay, first of all. And thank the good Lord, I was alone in the car, heading to pick up HDawg from daycare. A lady decided to stop, entirely, in the middle of the 70 mph trafficked highway, directly in front of me. Somehow I was paying enough attention to go from 70 mph to zero mph quickly to avoid hitting her, but the fully loaded 18 wheeler tractor trailer truck behind me couldn’t slow down as quickly. The driver did slow down a lot, though, and his collision with my small SUV was nowhere near as bad as it could have been. Besides a cut on my forehead and some bruises, I am okay. I walked away. Actually, I was even able to drive my car away, just to get it home. Amazing, right? I don’t think that too many people who are hit that hard by a tractor trailer truck can say that. I am blessed.

Needless to say, I’ve spent the better part of this week hugging David and HDawg extra tight and praising God for watching over me. Moments like this are always a special reminder to enjoy the small moments and spread your love as much as you can.


Today is actually an extra loving day, as it it’s mine and David’s five year wedding anniversary. I cannot believe that it’s been five years since I married this man. What a journey. If you don't know our story about how we met (hint: it was 25 years ago!), you can find it here.


Look at those two wild and crazy kids.This picture was circa 2006. I loved him then, sweaty and crazy on his friend's boat on the lake. I loved him when I was nine and he was the hottest kid at our elementary school. I loved him when I was sixteen and he let me borrow his letter jacket because I was cold in fifth period. I loved him the day we said I do, five years ago. I loved him the day he became a father last August. I even love him when he refuses to shut cabinet drawers and doors or leaves the contents of his pockets piled up in every nook and cranny of our house. I really do.

As he told me at our wedding... you were my first love and you'll be my last love. Happy anniversary, D!

Today, I'm filled with a lot of love. I hope you are too!

Happy Friday, friends.


  1. happy anniversary & yes, thank goodness you are OK!!!

  2. Wow! You are blessed indeed. So thankful you are ok and the baby wasn't with you.

    Happy Anniversary.

  3. Thank God you're ok! That is my biggest worry when driving is that the guy behind me isn't paying attention if I have to slam on my breaks. Scares the crap out of me. And Happy 5th Year Anniversary today!! Love that pic of you two yoing'ins! So sweet! Enjoy your weekend! xo

  4. Michelle, so thankful you are okay and that the baby was not in the car with you!! A friend of Elie's was not so lucky the other day (he is in critical care, but finally showing some improvement). Happy Anniversary to you both!!!

  5. Today is my five year wedding anniversary too. And like you, I have had a crazy week with what we thought was a life threatening issue with my mom. Today, we received results saying everything is fine. I too am holding my family tight and first and foremost praising God for His mercy and protection. Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Such a sweet post. Glad you are ok...whew that could have been BAD.

  7. Wow, so glad to hear you are ok. That must have been such a scary ordeal. Happy Anniversary and (belated) first Mother's Day! :)

  8. I am so glad you walked away ok!

    Happy Anniversary!!

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about the accident and am so glad you're okay!

    Happy 5th anniversary! My husband and I have been best friends since we were 12. I think I've always been in love with him. It's so fun to have a partner with those kinds of roots. All the best to you two over the next many, many, many anniversaries and adventures together!

    Now go rest up and take care of yourself!

    Have a great weekend!


  10. So glad to hear that you are ok! Happy Anniversary! :)

  11. Oh my gosh! So glad you are okay! Happy wedding anniversary!

  12. So much to be thankful for! Oh my goodness! And a very happy anniversary to you both!!


  13. Happy Anniversary, Michelle -- God was truly watching over you. Glad you're okay... xo Heidi

  14. so glad you are ok. how scary that must have been! happy anniversary! you have so much to celebrate!

  15. So glad to hear that you are okay! And I love hearing love stories that started so young, beautiful! xx


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