Monday, July 15, 2013


What does the number seven mean to you? 

Just a number?  Means nothing to ya?

Or maybe you're superstitious, and the number seven makes you feel lucky.

Or maybe you know the Biblical associations with the number seven.

Well, seven has been a pretty cool number for me.  I'm not at all superstitious, but I do appreciate that Biblically the number seven is associated with "completeness." Because seven has been associated with some beautiful moments in my life:  
  • DK and I started dating October 27, 2001.
  • DK proposed to me January 7, 2006.
  • We got married in the the seventh month of 2006.
  • We bought our first house the seventh month of 2007.
  • We had our first baby the seventh day of December.
And I really think I'm missing one or two more.  Interesting though, right?  

Well, today we celebrate seven years of marriage. No pun intended, but I feel so lucky and blessed that I've had seven years with DK (and almost five years before that).

My marriage is far from perfect, but this guy I married is PERFECT FOR ME (cue J. Cole,  y'all).  I knew it when I met him.

I started dating DK when I was barely 19 years old. I remember seeing him for the first time and thinking, "He's good-looking -- especially for a former athlete." 

(Yes y'all, at 19, looks were a deal breaker -- judge if you must.  And I found most athletes to be...well...I'll use my grown-up word: unattractive. I never understood why girls gushed over athletes because most of 'em were just...blah. And honestly I preferred my guys a little rougher around the edges...bad boys. Cute ones, of course.  That was until I grew up -- yep, at 19 -- and realized that I was not "about that life." At all.)

I got to know DK and fell hard.  For the first time in my life, I had a picture of what I wanted my husband to look like (not just in the physical sense). A picture of what I wanted my child(ren)'s father to look like. I held tight to this special guy, and thankfully he let me. 

Now here we are at 30 (me) and 33 (him). It's almost like we grew up together. Over the years, we've changed and developed in so many ways.  And whaddya know, we still like each other!

I'm so thankful for my man, my friend, my roomie, my baby daddy, my teammate, my husband -- all of that -- and I thank God for the years He's given us. I pray for continued strength and partnership in our marriage as we continue to grow into who He wants us to be.

Now...this post wouldn't be complete without a little trip down memory lane:

Just Engaged

Wedding Day

First Official "Coaches Family" Pic

Happy Seven to Us!

Have a good week, good people!

Love, G

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