If you’ve been married for several years try remember back to when you first started to date your husband or wife. Do you remember how you felt back then? Do you remember the butterflies in you belly when you thought of them? Do you remember when you started to miss them while you were apart? I do.
I’d only known Keith for about a month before we started to date. What was the tipping point in our relationship where we went from just being friends to want to be more is when we went to Six Flags in the Dallas/Fort Worth area on a four-day weekend during 4th of July. Some where on that trip we started to change from being just friends to wanting to be more.
About two months into dating him I knew I could see myself marrying him. I wrote in my journal back then that I could imagine myself being Kristena Marie Tunstall as I’d been Patton for so long. Now it’s hard to imagine me being anything but as we’ve been married for almost 20 years.
We knew by that Christmas we wanted to get married and started to make plans to do it, although he never officially proposed. We ended up getting married only seven months after we started to date. At the time, many people told us they gave us about six months. I guess we kind of proved them wrong.
To be honest, I was lucky because I found the love of my life. I couldn’t imagine my life without him in it now. Do we have our fights? Of course. The things is is that at the end of the day we never go to bed angry at each other. We’ve never spent a night apart due to an argument. We continually communicate with each. And more than anything else we trust each other. I thank the Lord everyday that He put my husband in my life and that through everything we’ve been through in the past twenty years we’ve been able to make it through, with His help of course. 🙂