Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Because Lori asked...

I thought one of Lori's comments on the previous post was too cute: "Tell us some more about the wonderful Casey & how he won your heart." I don't think I can go into absolutely everything in one post, of course, but I can try and give you a little something.

There are just too many awesome things about Casey to even put into words, but I will say that his sense of humor is what connected us as friends from the very beginning. We were always spending time with the same great group of friends, usually on a Sunday or Wednesday after worship service. There would be a visit to Wendy's (oh, how I miss those Wendy days!) and maybe a few games of Nertz. I was not at my happiest back then, and those get-togethers were truly a bright spot in my usually dark world. Everyone in the group could make me laugh, but it was the way mine and Casey's senses of humor were so in tune that amazed me. Now, you may find that strange, but it really is tough to find a person who thinks almost exactly like you do when it comes to humor. Casey makes me laugh every day, and humor has helped us through some of our toughest times -- we were almost hysterical when I was admitted to the hospital less than two weeks before our wedding day! Really...the circumstances were too crazy not to laugh.

Even though laughter is what brought us together as friends, it was Casey's deep devotion to God and serving others that made him easily the best guy around. I had dated all the wrong guys and finally realized, "Hey, I need to find someone who will be my spiritual leader." When that clicked, I started praying, and everything else followed from there. Because Casey strives to be godly, he also wants me to be godly. He has helped me to mature in my spiritual walk in the past several years.

And so very important is this: Casey loves me so much. He adores me and treats me with respect and kindness. When I am hurting, emotionally or physically, he wants to do something for me. I feel so utterly spoiled and completely blessed in just one person, the one I am honored to call my own for the rest of my days.

6 comments:

Leah Maria said...

such a sweet story! I have known anyone around here that knows how to play Nertz. It's been awhile since I have played that game.

Lori said...

Harold & I were the same way, our senses of humor really clicked. Harold always said he married me because I get the jokes no one else does. We still crack each other up after 22 years! Thanks for sharing this part of your story. I'll be waiting for the next chapter!

Syndi Dominguez said...

I really miss those Wendy days too! And I had almost forgotten about Nertz until someone here suggested getting together to play cards! Game nights are awesome, but I don't think they will ever be the same without our group! And speaking of Casey and Tracey's sense of humor-we couldn't get these two to shut up! But we didn't want them to because they always made us laugh! I'm am glad you two are so perfect for each other!
Syndi

Shellie said...

I read your post from yesterday and then tonight I realized that it was four years ago that we took our road trip to Austin. Even then I knew you two would get married after only a month or so of dating!! You were right. You just clicked!!

James said...

That's really sweet. Happy Birthday, Tracey!

tracey said...

Leah -- we'll have to start up some Nertz sometime! I know that we've played it one or two times, maybe at the Sneeds.

Lori -- thanks for encouraging me to share in the first place! I only need a tiny nudge to say good things about Casey!

Syndi -- we still laugh about you getting 'annoyed' at us and saying, "Would you--!!" and giving us a little bit of a scare. Fun times. =)

Shellie -- don't make me sad! That trip to Austin was so much fun (makes me miss Shamellie and Richie soooo much!). Weren't we so cool? =)

James -- thank you!

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