Tomorrow Claude and I celebrate eleven years of marriage. I could never do it justice in words.
But there’s this. When asked this summer to name the best decision I’ve even made in my life, what sprung instantly to mind was saying yes to Claude’s wild proposal of marriage. I’ve never regretted our partnership.
We’ve lived between the US and Burundi. We adopted kids. We’re raising kids. We’ve started a network of African friends, two community development projects, a community bank in Burundi, bought and sold a house… walked through the highs/lows, the rough/tumble of life together. And never once did I doubt he was the best fit for me, for life.
Is he perfect? No. Am I perfect? No. Are we being perfected together? Absolutely.
My love for Claude surpasses my capacity of expression… so to quote my daughter I’ll simply say ‘I love him the whole time.’
So how did this all begin? In honor of our eleventh wedding anniversary, and at the gracious invitation of Hopeful Leigh, I’m telling the opening salvo of our love story by contributing to her This Is How We Met series! Click over and read how the romance all began…